Self-esteem, self-worth and self-acceptance are not just about how you feel or how you act, they are also about how well you do in your work.
The importance of these traits has long been debated, but it is now increasingly recognised that they play an important role in how you view your life and your role in society.
They are essential to the successful career of any individual, and they have been shown to have a positive effect on overall wellbeing.
The study, by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University at Buffalo, found that people with self-disesteem were more likely to be happier, to be more successful, and to be able to do more of the things that they enjoy, while those with low self- esteem were more anxious, to suffer from lower self-confidence, and had higher levels of depressive symptoms.
These findings, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, highlight the importance of the self-image in determining how well people cope with the stresses of life.
A study from the US last year found that self-identification as a successful person was linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and depressive symptoms, while self-reported high self-efficacy was linked with higher levels.
However, these studies have been largely based on self-reporting, and this new research is the first to take a more objective look at how people think about themselves.
“The results of this study show that self esteem is a good predictor of the quality of life,” said Dr. Andrew Stokoe, one of the authors of the study, in a statement.
“Self-esteem does not come from some external, external source like a doctor’s diagnosis, but rather from how we define ourselves.”
A recent study published in Psychological Science by psychologists from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that, when looking at a range of aspects of self-perception, people with low levels of self esteem had a lower perception of their own strengths and abilities.
“These findings provide support for the hypothesis that self worth and self esteem are related, but only to one aspect of self.
A person with high self esteem might view themselves as a superior and better person than someone with low confidence,” said lead author Dr. Anna Ting-Hua, a professor in the department of psychology at Stanford University.
“We also see a negative correlation between self-injury and self worth, as we have seen in our own studies.
This suggests that self image is a very important factor in self esteem.”
The research team looked at more than 20,000 adults from across the US and Canada, and looked at the self esteem of each person.
The participants were asked about their level of self confidence, self esteem and how well they felt about their overall life, including their personal relationships and social networks.
They also completed questionnaires to measure their mental health.
Participants were also asked about how they viewed themselves, and how they felt their self-views influenced their mental well-being.
For the study’s authors, this is an important first step in understanding the link between self esteem levels and mental health and wellbeing.
For example, they believe that these self-assessed levels may be important indicators of how healthy people actually are.
“This is an extremely important first-of-its-kind study, and we hope it will help us develop a more nuanced understanding of how people’s mental health is affected by their self esteem,” said Ting, who was a research assistant in the project.
“Our findings may help us understand how we can help people improve their self image by taking steps that can help them live better lives, which is crucial to building a healthy society.”
This study was conducted by researchers from the University, University of Buffalo, and Stanford University, and was funded by the National Science Foundation.
The article originally appeared on The Conversation.