Psychologists have described where problems with self esteem

Психологи рассказали, откуда возникают проблемы с самооценкой

Psychologists TSU has identified the particular ideas about the ideal woman in men with different self-esteem.

The sample consisted of three age groups of men: 18-24 years 26-32 years 33-40 years. Self-esteem was measured by the method of study self-assessment T. Dembo-S. Rubinstein in the modification of P. V. Anishina, as a result, the respondents were divided into four groups according to the level of self-esteem: too high, high, medium and low, according to the with reference to

Idea of a perfect woman was measured by the semantic differential. Data were processed by factorial and cluster analysis.

The study revealed that in General men see as the ideal woman, the corresponding traditional feminine: caring, understanding, honest, faithful, and… slender.

But in men with different self-assessment there are some differences in views about the ideal.

Those whose self esteem can be called low, in the perfect female image is dominated by the traditional “female” characteristics (not vulgar, clean, household, understanding), men with high self-esteem – a more “emancipated” features (purposeful, independent, with character).

Interestingly, both groups of respondents the image of the ideal women has a significant relationship with the images of “my girl” and “the perfect wife” – probably the participants in the study give the ideal of the virtues of their beloved.

In men with high self-esteem ideal of the marital relationship is associated primarily with motherhood as such, those characteristics that describe the typical “motherly” image, says the author, associate Professor of General and social psychology, Tyumen state University Elena Zaruba.

For men with an average self-image of an ideal woman consists of those characteristics which reflect her attitude towards other people (emotional, loyal and others)”.

In General, the respondents combine the images of “female cover” (model), “modern woman” and “frivolous woman” in one cluster, and it misses the image of the “ideal woman.”

This shows the contradiction between the image of women that is broadcast media, and the feminine ideal that are present in the ordinary consciousness of men.

“The study showed that in the minds of respondents “good” the traditional image of women is contrasted with “negative” the modern way”, – said Elena Zaruba.


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