Self-esteem is an important construct that is closely related to psychopathology in children and adolescents. The present article argues that self-esteem interventions are important to prevent the onset of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Recent developments in self-esteem research are described and the effectiveness of previous self-esteem interventions are discussed. Special attention is paid to Dutch self-esteem interventions targeting children and adolescents. Finally, recommendations for future self-esteem interventions are provided.

dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12483-011-0044-2, hdl.handle.net/1765/41213
Psychologie en Gezondheid
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Bos, A.E.R, Muris, P.E.H.M, & Huijding, J. (2011). Prevention of psychopathology in children and adolescents: The importance of self-esteem interventions. Psychologie en Gezondheid, 39(4), 232–240. doi:10.1007/s12483-011-0044-2