• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Factors that can affect self concept

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

P3 Factors that can affect self concept In this task I am going to explain what self concept is and what factors can affect self concept. Our self concept is our self identity. It is our image. The conception of who we are - it is our idea of our self. It is our conception of self. This concept of self relates to how we think about our self, and how we understand and know our self. Our self image is more how we see our self, whereas our self esteem is more how we feel about our self. The way we look at ourselves is important. The way we see ourselves in the world will affect what we do, how we act, how we are seen by others. We need a healthy and real concept and idea of ourselves to make the most of life. Self-esteem is the measurement of a person's estimation of their own worth. The most familiar labels on the scale of self-esteem are high self-esteem and low self-esteem. If you have high self-esteem, it implies that you have confidence in your own nature and abilities. ...read more.

Middle

this life stage you would be putting someone else first and also you would also be able to explore and become comfortable with your sexuality and as the individual becomes more emotionally mature long lasting relationships may start to occur. Sometimes when a partner dies this can make the individual upset and can make them lonely. This is an emotional development. Another example could be with working relationships adults build friendships with other people at their work place Appearance People regularly make assumptions about other people from what their faces look like, their body shape and their general body shape. If a person had an accident such as car crash which could have affected their face this could have a physical and emotional development on the person. If an infant had a scar on their faces when the individual reaches adolescence the individual may get bullied and this could affect their self concept and the individual may self harm but people also get bullied if they look different to other people for example if someone wore emo clothes this could be an excuse to bully the individual simply because they choose to wear different clothing .With adulthood people still ...read more.

Conclusion

will be left out because all of the other children would have that toy or game and the child doesn't and the individual would not know what their friends are talking about because they have not played that game or toy. Another example could be a teenager could be looking at a magazine and they see how skinny a model looks and the individual would start to doubt how they look and they could develop an eating disorder (such as becoming bulimic and anorexia) which could affect their physical, emotional and social development . With later adulthood it can make the individual think negatively and positively because by watching or reading magazines or the TV it could make them think back to what they were like when they were younger and how great it was but on the negative side it could make them feel depressed because they are older now and would have grey hair and wrinkles. This could affect them in an emotional way because there are stereotypes of what the older generation should look like and this could make the individual feel bad about themselves because they do not look like this. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Health and Social Care section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

3 star(s)

There is some good work here. The key terms & the factors impacting on self-concept were correctly identified, but the difference between self concept and self image needs to be more clearly explained. There is also some use of what could be seen as stereotypical comment regarding older people which is not appropriate, particularly for a student in health & social care. Grammar & punctuation errors were also noted. Please proof-read carefully.

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 16/04/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Health and Social Care essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Positive and Negative Influences on Individuals at Different Life Stages.

    4 star(s)

    Income means the money you earn from a job or benefits. Expenditure means the money you spend on things like, rent, bills, food, clothes, holidays.(etc) High income can have a positive effect on a child because it means him/her can have the best of everything, meaning good health, the best sort of food, well dressed.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Equality diversity and rights in health and social care

    4 star(s)

    All health and social care professionals need to abide by the policies and procedures of the organisation to make sure they meet their role in the appropriate way by following the regulations. The every child matters policy does promote this in there regulations and support every employer in doing so.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Health and social care, OCR Nationals double award promoting health and well being

    4 star(s)

    The person will be very accurate when they define health, if they take a holistic approach to their health. (Bib.3) According to the above figures given in the above Maslow's hierarchy of needs, each aspect has been given a position in order of their importance placing the most important one at the bottom.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Individual Needs in Health & Social Care

    3 star(s)

    Miriam snacks on a lot of sweets, chocolates, energy drinks ECT during the day, when it comes to lunch Miriam usually eats a burger and chip and has a fizzy drink with this. 5. Miriam diet is really bad as she eat lot of junk food and doesn?t do any exercise.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Analysis of One Individual's Health and Wellbeing

    16. Do you know what IQ means? Yes, it means intelligence quotient 17. If yes, do you know your IQ? No 18. How often do you read a book? Never 19. What do you think health is? (Express in your own words) I think that health is being happy and having no signs of illness or disease.

  2. Developing effective communication in health and social care settings. Examples of one-to-one and group ...

    thoughts, so that they do not feel rushed or hurried and it allows the stimulation of more conversation. I used visual cues as this encouraged conversation with the service users. During the task I nodded my head, tilted head to side, smiled and maintained eye contact. This influenced the interactions.

  1. Balanced Diet according to life stages

    Good source of folic acids are barley beans, fruits, green vegetables, lentils, peas and rice. Secondly, a pregnant woman's body needs more iron than usual to produce all the blood needed to supply nutrition in the placenta - good sources of iron are green vegetables, and whole meal bread.

  2. Overall four health models have been justified and evaluated in whether they are able ...

    Control beliefs are one of a number of determinants of health behaviour and health outcomes. A person's health status can be influenced by and can influence his or her control beliefs. Individuals who believe they have control over their health behaviour are more likely to engage in healthy behaviour; thus, they are more likely to have better health outcomes.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work