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Collective Self-Esteem Predicts Depression

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How people feel about themselves and the social group they belong to might be one of the driving forces behind the growing problem of depression among adolescents, two Indian psychologists figured. Earlier studies already found correlations between self-esteem and depression, but these researchers wanted to dig a little deeper.They wanted to see whether self-esteem and collective self-esteem can predict depression. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs, like “I am competent” and “I am worthy”, and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. Collective self-esteem refers to feelings and evaluations of your social group, such as a racial, ethnic,

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