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Impact of Social Support in Relation to Self-Esteem and Aggression among Adolescents

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Course Description: This course is based upon material published in the Archives and is available as an open access article via the web link http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1214.php?rp=P363491

The term social support can be talked in terms of relationships that how much and to what level can it fit in relationships. The social support includes the help and assistance that one need from friends, family at any time of need, crisis so as to inculcate the positive self-image. It not only improves the quality of life but also helps during adverse times. The self-esteem means self-image that buffers and improves upon one’s beliefs. It is a personality trait which remains stable and is permanent in nature. Self-esteem includes various beliefs about self-such as ones appraisal of own physical characteristics, i.e. appearance, the emotions that one carry and the positive self-attitude and behavior. The term aggression is a kind of response that one gives to other which is unpleasant in nature. In psychology, the term aggression denotes any unpleasant stimulus that harms the physical and psychological characteristics in the environment. The aggression can be verbal, physical, anger and hostility. The aim of the current investigation was to study the impact of social support on self-esteem and aggression. For this purpose, the perceived social support scale (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet & Farley, 1988), Self-Esteem scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and Aggression scale (Buss & Perry, 1992) were administered to the sample of 100 students in the age range of 18-23 years. The sample was taken from different colleges of Chandigarh. The inter-correlation matrix was calculated. The results have shown and proved the hypotheses that there is a positive relationship between social support and self-esteem (r = 0.19) significant at 0.05 level and a negative correlation between social support and aggression (r = 0.22).

This course on self-esteem and aggression among adolescents is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work.  This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of social support among adolescents. The course material includes a brief literature review.  It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.  

The course is based on a journal article which includes research.  It contains statistical analysis and data that some clinicians enjoy reading and others do not.  A major benefit of reading research based articles for continuing education is they provide practitioners with the latest findings in their field. 

Authors:  Kumar, Lal, Bhuchar

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding social support in adolescence. Specifically, a professional will:

  • Describe the time period of adolescence and why social support is so important within this time frame in every individual’s life.

  • Identify the role of social support in relation to self-esteem or aggression among adolescents.

  • Recognize what self-esteem and aggression are and how they are impacted by social support received by friends and family among adolescents.

Citation:  Kumar, R., Lal, R., Bhuchar, V., (2014). Impact of Isolation in Relation to Self-Esteem and Aggression among Adolescents. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications Vol 4 Issue 12.

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