Why it is important
Psychosocial benefits of encouraging others includes having a positive view of oneself and being open to new experiences. People who encourage others are more liked. The ability to encourage others, are linked to a range of positive outcomes including positive mental health, academic achievement, and physical health.
Encouraging others creates a positive atmosphere and increases the chance of also receiving encouragement back. Receiving encouragement is linked to higher self-efficacy in school and at work. Encouragement from family members has been found to be positively associated with adherence to a healthy behaviors. Encouragement can in some cases improve decision-making. Encouragement is a key process for parents to provide support to their children and foster family resilience. Being praised is linked to happiness, joy, pride and pleasure. It has also been shown to promote improved behavior and academic performance. Children who are praised have better social skills.
Encouragement is telling others that you believe in them before they even start.
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