The Effect of Low Self-esteem on Development of Depression: A Meta-analysis
- 10.2991/assehr.k.211011.070How to use a DOI?
- self-esteem, depression, causation
Self-esteem is defined as a person’s satisfaction, confidence and perceived worth of him. Depression is a widespread and severe social problem. For people with depression, their life standards are seriously affected. There is evidence that low self-esteem and depression are related. This article looks at the effects of low self-esteem on depression, and suggests that low self-esteem may be a cause for depression. Through a meta-analysis method, data on participants’ self-esteem and depression is extracted and analyzed from past researches on the correlation between self-esteem and depression. The participants range from adolescents to elderly as well as special groups. Then, a causational relationship is deduced from the correlation. The results suggest that low self-esteem can be one of the reasons of depression, showing a need for raising people’s self-esteem to prevent depression. The results also indicate a need for future researches to focus on how effective different ways of elevating self-esteem are.
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TY - CONF AU - Danlan Huang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/10/12 TI - The Effect of Low Self-esteem on Development of Depression: A Meta-analysis BT - Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Modern Management and Education Technology（MMET 2021） PB - Atlantis Press SP - 388 EP - 393 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211011.070 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211011.070 ID - Huang2021 ER -