A group of scientists conducted a series of studies, during which it was found that the self-esteem of men and women living in Western countries is much higher than that of people of the same age in less developed countries.
Researchers studied questionnaires completed by nearly 1 million volunteers (both men and women) living in 48 countries around the world. Earlier, a comparative analysis of the level of self-esteem among residents of Western countries and the population of developing countries was not carried out.
According to scientists, with age, self-esteem among people living in developed countries increases. The study also showed that the level of the gender gap differs in Western countries and countries with emerging economies. In the population of countries with less developed economies, the gender gap is more noticeable than in economically developed countries.
Scientists explained this by complexes that are formed in childhood and adolescence. According to them, girls from developing countries are often complex about their appearance, which leads to a decrease in their level of self-esteem. But in Western countries they pay less attention to the appearance of the child, which allows the formation of individuals with higher self-esteem.