Well-Being in Adolescent Girls

This chapter explores the role of societal stereotypes, media, and everyday experiences in shaping girls’ identity. Girls are exposed to many competing messages about femininity, sexuality, relationships, and the role of women. As a result, they might develop fragmented identities and experience a diminished sense of authenticity and relational quality. Socialization practices directed toward girls reflect cultural beliefs about female roles, responsibilities, and performance. Girls are often seen as less talented, especially in the areas of math and science, which limits their career opportunities. The chapter additionally discusses how media and pop culture shape adolescent girls’ beliefs about their appearance and sexuality. 

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1. Sociocultural Construction of Girls and Girlhood from Well-Being in Adolescent Girls

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