Scenerio Self Esteem
Read the case scenario carefully and respond to the questions that follow. Your response for all of the questions should be approximately 2 paragraphs. Your response should include proper support for the answers to your questions including the use of material that has been discussed in-class as well as found in the textbook or other sources. Please include an informal citation of any resources used to answer your questions although APA citations are not required.
Although if you are directly quoting something or someone other than yourself that must be in quotation marks. (See notes at the seminar level for more information on APA and citations) Scenario Self Esteem: Pat rarely misses work and is seldom late. Pat enjoys working in the office environment because it allows many opportunities to meet and talk to others during the day. However, at this new job, Pat finds it extremely difficult to join in on the conversations around the coffee machine. As a parent, Pat does not have much in common with the other employees.
For example, the other employees do not watch children’s television shows or attend their children’s soccer games. All the employees seem to talk about is the club scene and talk shows. In addition, Pat would like to develop a friendship with Chris but is hesitant to start any sort of conversation with this person. Despite the opportunities for Pat to make friendships at work, Pat goes home feeling alone and isolated. Respond to the following items: 1. Differentiate between the terms self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.
Self-concept is the mental image or perception that one has of oneself. Self-esteem is a confidence and satisfaction in oneself. Self-efficacy is the measure of one’s own ability to complete tasks and reach goals. 2. Describe at least three aspects of Pat’s self-concept and self-esteem. Three aspects of Pat’s self –concept is Pat feels alone, isolated, and non-relatable. Pat feels she is alone and isolated because she does not have much in common with her com workers. She feels non-relatable to the subjects being discussed by the group.
Three aspects of Pat’s self-esteem is Pat is confident about being outgoing with meeting and talking with people during the day, satisfaction of Pat enjoying work environment, and Pat developing friendships all point to positive self-esteem. 3. How might Pat’s self-concept, self-esteem or self-efficacy impact relationships with others? All three of these can impact your relationships with others. Self –concept can affect the way you see yourself and if you see yourself in a bad way, you are likely to lead yourself to low self-esteem. If you have low self-efficacy, you will not be able to complete your tasks with confidence. . Describe at least three strategies that would be effective in improving Pat’s sense of self-efficacy and/or self-esteem. One strategy is to recognize your insecurities to develop a better sense of why you are down in self-confidence. Secondly, you can start to the next task of identifying your successes to boost your self-esteem. Lastly, be thankful for what you do have and take pride in it. You should be proud of yourself and you should show it. It is the little things in life that help boost our self-esteem. (SLOs 1, 2, and 4 EOs 1a, 2a, 2c, 4a)