Self-esteem is defined as, ‘the way an individual views and feels about themselves. An individual’s self- esteem also pertains to how well they do certain activities and skills that are important to them. ‘
A low self-esteem can be a contributing factor to an adolescent’s misbehavior. In fact, my At-risk teens possess a low-esteem. When a teenager has a low self-worth, they are susceptible to making self-destructive choices, such as substance abuse.
When concerning the mins of an adolescent, what other’s view and/or think, are significant factors in a teen’s self assessment. If an adolescent struggles with the burdens of low self-image, they may feel as though they are worthless, which in turn, causes severe depression. Moreover, teens who suffer from a low-self esteem should undergo some form of psychiatric treatment.