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dc.contributor.authorBrazeau, Natalie
dc.description1 broadsideen_US
dc.description.abstractThis piece addresses of the nationally low levels of self-esteem in adolescent girls. Erik Erikson’s psychosocial theory is used as a foundation in the discussion of self-esteem and identity development in girls. The media, peers, parents and schools are the four primary reasons for low self-esteem. Statistics and studies illustrate the urgent need for intervention. The author argues that the teaching of feminist values leads to an increase in self-esteem in girls’ ages twelve to fifteen. This age bracket correlates with Erikson’s fifth stage of identity development: identity versus identity confusion.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Hightower Symposium, 2009.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Hightower Symposium Presentations Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleA Feminist Response to Low Levels of Self – Esteem in Adolescent Girlsen_US

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