The Relationship Between Self-Esteem of Myopic Children and Ocular and Demographic Characteristics
The purpose of this study was to assess self-esteem and its relationship with various ocular and demographic characteristics in myopic children.
A total of 469 children aged 6 to 11 years were recruited for COMET between September 1997 and September 1998.
2% of the study participants were diagnosed with myopia.
COMET children’s mean self-esteem scores ranged from 2.72 ± 0.69 for athletic competence to 3.36 ± 0.56 for global self-worth.
Less symptomatic children had higher self-esteem in all areas (p < 0.05), except athletic competence.
Self-esteem varied significantly by age, gender, and ethnicity (p < 0.05).
There is a correlation between self-esteem and visual symptoms, age, gender, and ethnicity, but not with magnitude of refractive error.
This article was identified as a reference for a VII-commissioned systematic review on the Impact of URE on Children.