Adolescent Girls and Self-esteem: Implications for School Counselors

This literature review provides an overview of the current research on groups to improve the self-esteem of adolescent girls. Low self-esteem can lead to eating disorders, depression, inappropriate sexual behavior and more. Many groups have been designed, but no one program has successfully implemented research findings or produced consistent results in the school setting. This paper will present recent research on adolescent girls self-esteem and body image, how these factors effect their lives and the subsequent implications for school counseling. From these findings, a girls program will be presented that will assist in the development of self-esteem and body image within middle school girls.

Amber Franz
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