Updated: Nov 23, 2018
“A woman of substance is a woman of power, a woman of positive influence and a woman of meaning.” —Unknown
RESEARCH CONDUCTED SUGGESTS
that most who tend to lack substance come from homes of an uninvolved or permissive parenting style and are more likely to continue the cycle;
that most who tend to lack substance seek validation outside of themselves;
that most who tend to lack substance come from broken or single parent homes and are more likely to continue the cycle;
that most who tend to lack substance do not know what having substance means and are easily influenced by peers and the media;
that most who tend to lack substance also lack direction and do not recognise their self-worth, and therefore their greatest potential;
that most who tend to lack substance are more likely to get involved in self-destructive behaviour, relationships, or circumstances revolving around drugs, sex, and alcohol.
In Addition: Number Stats
7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships; **Hoffman, J.P., and S.A. Baldwin. “The Dynamics of Self-Esteem: A Growth-Curve Analysis.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for cyber bullying and to access the worldwide web; **Connolly, Ciaran. “Facts About Cyber Bullying” No Bullying Expert Advice On Cyber Bullying School Bullying
74 percent use social networking to make themselves look cooler downplaying personality traits such as intelligence, kindness and efforts to be a good influence; **The Girl Scout Research Institute
As much as 80% of all movies shown on network or cable television stations have sexual content; **Kunkel D, Cope KM, Maynard-Farinola WJ, et al. Sex on TV: content and context. Menlo Park (CA): Kaiser Family Foundation; 1999
1 in 4 teenagers admit they are more influenced by celebrities than people they know; **Barclays Spaces for Sports
An analysis of music videos indicates that 60% portray sexual feelings and impulses, and a substantial minority display provocative clothing and sexually suggestive body movements. A recent study of African American girls aged 14 to 18 years found that teens with either multiple sexual partners or a history of sexually transmitted infections reported a higher rate of viewing television shows that depicted women as sexual objects or prizes; **Baxter RL, De Riemer C, Landini A, et al. A content analysis of music videos. J Broadcast Electronic Media 1985;29: 333-340.
8 out of 10 fathers in cases of teen pregnancy don’t marry the mother of their child; **Teen Pregnancy by the Numbers.” New York City Human Resources Administration.
Daughters of teen moms are three times more likely to become teenage mothers themselves; **The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (2002)
Girls who had high self-esteem in 7th grade were 3 times more likely to have remained virgins than were girls with low self-esteem; **Indiana University School of Medicine
Notably, girls’ self-esteem plummets at age 12 and doesn’t improve until 20. **Hoffman, J.P., and S.A. Baldwin. “The Dynamics of Self-Esteem: A Growth-Curve Analysis.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence
So, why substance building? Substance building plays an enormous role in the ensuring of a supportive and great head-start and foundation to building the best version of herself!