Poverty and Low Self-Esteem in Teenagers: Impacts, Causes and Prevention

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Poverty and Low Self-Esteem in Teenagers: Impacts, Causes and Prevention
In recent years, research findings have begun suggesting that a link exists between poverty and low self-esteem in teenagers. For researchers and professionals who accept this claim as true, the growing poverty rate resulting from the current economic crisis becomes especially troublesome and alarming. Accordingly, the following report examines the evidence to determine whether poverty does, in fact, cause low self-esteem in teenagers and, if so, how poverty affects or causes this condition. Based on findings, discussion is also provided concerning proposed ways to prevent this problem.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “children [ages 8-18]...
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.....nflict on internalizing symptoms.
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