A recent Boston College blames hooking up and college culture for low self-esteem in women. Therapist and author Emily Roberts sheds some light on the bigger picture of university life and post college problems.
The buzz in the media this week has been about how ‘hooking up’ and college culture is a deterrent for a female’s self-esteem after college. A Boston College Study reports that female students leave college with lower self-confidence and self-esteem issues. According to the study, even with high academic achievements, most female students gave themselves weaker self-evaluations compared to males at the time of graduation.
Faculty and the media have been searching for answers on why this is the case, when it appears to be pretty obvious to me. Is it college that causes low self-esteem, or is it the transition to adulthood or the reality that working your tail off for the past decade to make the grade doesn’t equate to feeling good about yourself? You can clearly see where I am going here.