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Självkänsla hos barn och ungdomar med psykisk ohälsa

Granat, Emma LU and Danielsson, Emma LU (2012) PSPT02 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study examined the relationship between self-esteem and mental illness in a clinical group, consisting of children and adolescents, ages 10-18, who had been in contact with the child- and adolescent psychiatry. The participants (N=22) filled out the questionnaires “I think I am” and “Beck Youth Inventories”, which were used as measurements of perceived self-esteem and mental illness. These results were compared to a comparison group (N=299). The result of the study showed that children and adolescents in the clinical group reported a lower level of self-esteem and a higher level of mental illness compared to their peers. This indicated that there seemed to be a negative relationship between self-esteem and mental illness, and that... (More)
This study examined the relationship between self-esteem and mental illness in a clinical group, consisting of children and adolescents, ages 10-18, who had been in contact with the child- and adolescent psychiatry. The participants (N=22) filled out the questionnaires “I think I am” and “Beck Youth Inventories”, which were used as measurements of perceived self-esteem and mental illness. These results were compared to a comparison group (N=299). The result of the study showed that children and adolescents in the clinical group reported a lower level of self-esteem and a higher level of mental illness compared to their peers. This indicated that there seemed to be a negative relationship between self-esteem and mental illness, and that self-esteem could act as an indicator of mental illness. Furthermore, self-esteem especially appeared to have a relationship to internalizing mental illness, such as depression and anxiety. The result also indicated that girls with mental illness tend to report lower self-esteem than boys with mental illness. The result was discussed in relation to practical implications and previous research. (Less)
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author
Granat, Emma LU and Danielsson, Emma LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSPT02 20121
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
“Beck Youth Inventories”, “I think I am”, children and adolescents, mental illness, self-image, self-esteem
language
Swedish
id
2594881
date added to LUP
2012-05-30 13:22:21
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2012-05-30 14:17:18
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  abstract     = {This study examined the relationship between self-esteem and mental illness in a clinical group, consisting of children and adolescents, ages 10-18, who had been in contact with the child- and adolescent psychiatry. The participants (N=22) filled out the questionnaires “I think I am” and “Beck Youth Inventories”, which were used as measurements of perceived self-esteem and mental illness. These results were compared to a comparison group (N=299). The result of the study showed that children and adolescents in the clinical group reported a lower level of self-esteem and a higher level of mental illness compared to their peers. This indicated that there seemed to be a negative relationship between self-esteem and mental illness, and that self-esteem could act as an indicator of mental illness. Furthermore, self-esteem especially appeared to have a relationship to internalizing mental illness, such as depression and anxiety. The result also indicated that girls with mental illness tend to report lower self-esteem than boys with mental illness. The result was discussed in relation to practical implications and previous research.},
  author       = {Granat, Emma and Danielsson, Emma},
  keyword      = {“Beck Youth Inventories”,“I think I am”,children and adolescents,mental illness,self-image,self-esteem},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Självkänsla hos barn och ungdomar med psykisk ohälsa},
  year         = {2012},
}