Maybe not so much when you are a toddler or even in elementary school, but it is much more prevalent in high school and even more so college. Impression management is an attempt to control the impressions others have of you. We try to present ourselves in the best way possible because our interactions are like a performance, and everyone wants to do well in a performance. When you are young, you more carefree about just life in general. As you get older and older, this changes and you become more and more aware of what impression you are leaving.
All of these aspects sound good for the high school level, however, they can be the polar opposites of how students are treated in college. Students not being used to freedom, for example, causes them to not be prepared for the over amount of freedom given during college. This leads kids to put off homework, not go to class, and other bad habits because they are not used to managing their time. These habits can lead to an unsuccessful college carrer, eventually leading to dropping out. A second example at the meso level is students getting caught up in partying on the weekends or even during the week.
Teens have a difficult enough time making decisions and organizing their lives, but adding alcohol to the mix will only make matters worse; their bodies are still developing, and they are still learning to be adults. Teens already struggle deciding what clubs to join, what colleges to apply for, what college to attend, what to major in, and much more. Teens should not be allowed to legally drink because alcohol consumption can affect their health and
Do you ever wonder what college students fears might be? Do you ever wonder what is going through their mind? In the article “The Student Fear Factor” by Rebecca Cox, it explains many different factors that a college student might be going through. The article gives many point of views from other students and what their thoughts about college was. There are some students who either are incoming high school students or are returning which can be a big fear for them the most because they don’t know what to expect from the campus vibe or even what their teacher can be like.
They may begin to feel or wonder will they fit into society and where and actually will they be accepted into society. As a teenager is searching to find who they are they may drift from different peer groups, go through phases or also go through different personality, behaviour stages but this is a positive thing according to Erik Erickson. This is important because it is all in the process of forming a strong identity and also a sense of direction in their lives. It is important for parents or guardians to be support through this exploration stage of their child’s life, as a child will remember this support as they become older and also it may contribute to who they may become. Whilst in the crisis of identity vs role confusion an adolescent may become concerned how they appear to others.
The adolescent encounters the question “Who am I?” in many different forms, from “What academic areas do I care most about?” to “What kind of social environment is the best match for me?” Another set of challenges bundled into choosing a college concerns the adolescent’s changing relationships with his or her family. All sorts of feelings come into play for young people and their families around the question of whether to live at home while attending college or to go away to school (and, if so, how far away?). Typically, choosing a college also poses difficult questions about finances for adolescents and their families, including what parents can and cannot provide and what financial responsibilities the student will have to assume. List of challenges for students in their freshman year in college is remarkably long (see Clark, 2005). To name just a few, in their first year at college students must negotiate: a new level and kinds of academic demands (e.g., large lecture classes in huge auditoriums, large-scale projects rather than
Not wanting to admit to drinking “…Which can make rebellious teenagers sneak off to basements and backwoods to binge drink far from adult supervision” (CNN). A lot of teens feel the thrill of breaking the law and having their parents not know. Knowing that they shouldn’t be drinking is that “rebellious” side of the teens. If
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, peer pressure is defined as “a feeling that one must do the same things as other people of one's age and social group in order to be liked or respected by them.” Due to a student’s desire to be in the group, peer pressure among college students especially those freshmen students is formidable where drinking alcoholic beverages can be done (Palmeri, 2016). Newly enrolled students in college, also known to be the freshmen, are those people who are in urge of meeting up new people or being part of a certain group. And because of that, those freshmen will adapt the environment, habit and behavior of the group in order to become part of it, even if it means drinking
However, because the media is treated as the absolute truth, people feel that they must follow these ‘trends’. Images portrayed by the media tend to make people strive to be society’s idea of ‘perfect’ while subconsciously neglecting their own personal goals. According to Anita Gurian, Ph.D. in NYU Child Study Centre, nearly half of 5 to 12th graders claimed that they wanted to lose weight after seeing pictures in magazines. To attain this ‘ideal body image’, youths are resorting to rather drastic measures. Some of these methods include dieting, which under extreme measures can lead to eating disorders, the intake of slimming pills, smoking and excessive exercising.
Moving to the new place can be something that out of the blue which makes it difficult for some teenagers to cope and adapt. The director wants to show how our new lifestyle can affect a teenager’s emotion. Teenager’s mind and feeling are connected during a certain situations such as adapting with the new friends, environment and new hockey club as shown in this movie. I believe it is very interesting to do a research on this movie since it revolves around the nowadays reality issue; coping and adapting to new place can cause depression amongst some teenagers. Teenagers that facing the transition change needs time to adjust and fit in into the changes that has been made.