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Self-esteem and moral Identity 1-7

Self-Esteem and Morality

Sirina Teouri

Central Texas College


This paper is talks about children self esteem and their moral identity. It consist of 13 paragraphs. The first paragraph explain what self esteem is about and the last paragraph is mainly the conclusion, where I gave my opinion about self-esteem and moral Identity. I elaborate each on paragraph and clarify why this topics is important. Eventually, children are learning about themselves and will develop self esteem and moral identity (Marian.M 1981,page 168).

Self-Esteem and Moral Identity

Self-esteem is the way a child has come to know himself. However, moral identity is the way children describe themselves as honest, kind and fair. For instance, a child can understand the difference between good and bad. A child can achieve self-esteem and moral identity through 'self'. According Curry and Jonson the self is mental structure set of ideas that human gradually contract or build.

Self-consist of four components which are self-awareness, self-concept self-control and self-esteem.

Self-awearness is the ability to take note of one-self. It is also the idea that a child is able to separate himself from others. Infants learn self-awareness from their first year of life, this is when they learn how to cry whenever they are hungry or need some kind of attention. When a child is aware of being separate from others his able to develop self-dependence.

Self concept on the other hand , is when the child learns about only himself or herself . During childhood, self-concept of a child is centered on physical attribution, possession and skill. Moreover at middle age, self-concept is more realized because children engage in more social comparison at that time. Children need to develop a stable sense of self so that they understand themselves. They need...