Maslow's Theory Of Self Esteem

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Satisfaction of one need creates another need that commands the person’s attention and efforts. The basic assumption in Maslow’s theory is that the lower order pre-potent needs must be relatively satisfied before the person can become aware of or motivated by higher order needs. Physiological needs should be satisfied first followed by safety and Security needs, love and belonging needs. Self-esteem needs are fourth in the hierarchy. Maslow divided it into self-respect and respect for others. To Maslow, a satisfaction of self-esteem needs generates feelings and attitudes of self-confidence, self-worth, capacity and the feeling of being useful and necessary in the world. The frustration of these needs leads to feelings and attitudes of inferiority, ineptness, Weakness, passivity, and dependency. These negative self-perceptions give rise to basic discouragements, a sense of futility and hopelessness in dealing with life’s demands and low evaluation of self vis-à-vis others. In summary, it has been established from the numerous readings that high self-esteem correlates highly with self-reported happiness which may arise from a feeling of competence, confidence, goal-directedness, and self-efficacy which may lead to scoring well in exams [1-3]. Self-esteem is a widely used concept both in popular language and in psychology. The foundation of self-esteem is; The practice of living consciously, The practice of self-acceptance, The practice of self-responsibility, The practice of
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