ERIC Number: ED474677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Understanding and Enhancing Self-Esteem in African-American Males: Benefits of a Wellness Perspective.
Spurgeon, Shawn L.; Myers, Jane E.
African American males of all ages constitute a population at risk. Most research to date has emphasized the identification and treatment of problem behaviors within this population, and little research on positive behaviors is available. For example, multiple studies reveal a widespread lack of self-esteem in this population across the lifespan. Recent efforts to improve self-esteem of African American males, including the development of specialized treatment programs and specific ceremonies and rituals, have achieved some success. A holistic wellness model is proposed as an alternate means of helping African American males through an emphasis on their strengths in multiple dimensions as a foundation for assessment and intervention. (Contains 53 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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