Factors in developing a self-concept

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  • Factors affecting self-concepts
    • Age
    • Appearance
      • Becomes less important as we grow older
    • Gender
    • Culture
    • Emotional development
      • Affected by the experiences we have during our lives
      • Linked to becoming a confident and secure adult with high self-esteem
    • Education
      • What your teachers say about you can affect how you see yourself and how you conduct yourself in school
    • Relationships with others
    • Sexual orientation
      • Added stress during adolescence
      • Internal conflict between being oneself and being seen as 'normal'
    • Influenced by other people's opinions and views of yourself


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