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ERIC Number: EJ803994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Low Self-Esteem of Psychotherapy Patients: A Qualitative Inquiry
van Zyl, Jacob D.; Cronje, Elsje M.; Payze, Catharine
Qualitative Report, v11 n1 p182-208 Mar 2006
In this article, the story of 11 male psychotherapeutic patients with low self-esteem is told within the context of the research process. The literature suggests that the concept of "self-esteem" has a significant influence on the way an individual experiences his/her world. Therefore, the meaning that the psychotherapeutic patients associated with negative and positive labels, as it relates to self-esteem, was examined using grounded theory. The main storyline is conceptualized as follows; negative suggestion from the patient's past leads to low self-esteem which is, within his emotional problematics and by means of a negative thinking scheme, unhealthily handled. Therapy from a medical hypno-analytical perspective is used to replace negative labels by facilitating the attachment of positive meaning to his self-esteem. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa