Quiz 39: Self-Concept

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Self-concept refers to the mental and physical image of oneself. Self-concept involves the physical appearance, moral values, and the social and religious beliefs that all together influence the individual behavior. Self-concept greatly impacts the self-esteem, which is defined as the person's judgment on his or her own self. A positive self-concept and self-esteem are essential for a healthy physical and mental state. According to the problem, the patient Craig is a 20-years-old college student, who has been subjected to amputation of the left lower leg due to an automobile accident. Despite being an outgoing person, Craig has become non-communicative and refuses to look at the leg, while dressings are being changed and to discuss his rehabilitation program. There are few fundamental factors that affect the self-concept of the client. These factors are identity stressors, body image stressors, role stressors, and self-esteem stressors. As presented in the problem, Craig used to be the captain of his college basketball team and aspired to become a professional athlete. Therefore, the amputation has subjected Craig to the identity stressor, due to the loss of the physical ability related to the loss of motor and sensory ability in his left leg and altered physical appearance. He, also, is experiencing body image stressor and role stressor, as he is not anymore able to perform his role of a captain in his team. Craig is, further, subjected to a lowered self-esteem as he cannot fulfill his father's expectation of becoming an athlete. Therefore, Craig is highly at a risk for a decreased self concept due to the onset of the affecting factors.

Body image is the physical appearance of a person. It is how the person perceives himself or herself when he or she stands in front of a mirror. People around the world, when they wake up, the first thing they do is see themselves in front of the mirror, when brushing their teeth or hair. It is one the most fundamental concept, when it comes to the person's personality. A changed individual character is a feeling of uniqueness. Inordinate self desire contains those things that a man trusts that he or she would have the capacity to do. The center self-idea includes the most critical focal convictions about one's character. Hence, the options 2, 3, and 4 are incorrect. Modified self-perception is something that individuals consider important. This more often than not keeps a person self-assured and solid. At the point when a person's self-perception has changed starting with one state, then onto the next, it's known as a modified self-perception. Sally is having this possibly in light of the fact that some time back she measured much lesser than some time recently, and now, since, it has been expanded, she trusts she's fat. Hence, the correct answer is the option img .

Self-concept refers to the mental and physical image of oneself. Self concept involves physical appearance, moral values and social and religious beliefs that all together influence individual behavior. According to the problem, a 20-years-old college student, Craig, is a patient, who has been subjected to amputation of the left lower leg due to an automobile accident. Despite being an outgoing person, Craig has become non-communicative and refuses to look at the leg while dressings are being changed and to discuss his rehabilitation program. As presented in the problem, Craig is suffering from an altered personal identity due to a sudden traumatic amputation, and has been subjected to an ineffective role performance as he will not be able to lead his basketball team in the college anymore. The altered body image may, also, contribute to the lowering of his self-esteem. The fact that, Craig, despite being outgoing, has become non-talkative and somber after the amputation and refuses to look at his amputated leg or to discuss his rehabilitation program, indicates that he is in an emotional denial regarding the situation and is having difficulty in coping with the shock and grief due to the amputation. Therefore, this data implies that Craig is at risk for a low self-esteem.

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