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Self-concept in youth with congenital facial differences: development and recommendations for medical providers. Pediatr Dermatol 2012 Sep-Oct;29(5):549-54

Date

05/30/2012

Pubmed ID

22640414

DOI

10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01758.x

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84866372168   8 Citations

Abstract

Congenital facial differences may impact a child's self-perception, activities and valuation, and what has been termed their "self-concept." This article reviews what constitutes self-concept, and its development during childhood and adolescence. The literature examining the role of physical appearance, specifically congenital facial differences on individuals' perceptions of self are reviewed in the context of psychosocial development. Positive self-concept can impact healthy behaviors, positive interactions with peers, and academic achievement. The role of mental health professionals in evaluating self-concept and objective measures of self-concept are discussed, and recommendations are made to assist medical practitioners regarding monitoring and encouragement of positive self-concept in children with congenital facial differences.

Author List

Marik PK, Hoag JA

Author

Jennifer A. Hoag PhD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior
Adolescent Development
Child
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Educational Status
Face
Humans
Parents
Self Concept
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