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Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls’ Depression

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DOI: 10.23977/ICEIPI2020005


Leiyuan Fu

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Leiyuan Fu


Depression is highly concerned among adolescents especially the adolescent girls since female are more prone to depression. However, how the depression happened on adolescent girls was unclear. From three aspects, this article reviewed the relationship between depression and self-esteem in girls’ adolescent. The first aspect that could influence the self-esteem of adolescent girls was their body. When girls entered adolescent, they would care more about their body. Self-criticism was another element that could have a negative influence on adolescent girls’ self-esteem. Microsystem, which meant the environment that had direct effect on adolescent girls, such as family and friends, could also affect their self-esteem. These findings suggest that the self-esteem plays the key role on depression in adolescent girls.


Self-esteem, depression, adolescent girls, self-criticism

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