A population-based twin study of self-esteem and gender.

  title={A population-based twin study of self-esteem and gender.},
  author={Kenneth S. Kendler and Charles O. Gardner and Carol A Prescott},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={28 6},
BACKGROUND Self-esteem (SE), a widely used construct in the social sciences, is usually conceptualized as a reflection of socialization and interpersonal experiences that may differ considerably between the genders. METHODS The Rosenberg self-esteem scale was assessed at personal interview in both members of 3793 unselected twin pairs (1517 male-male, 856 female-female and 1420 male-female) from the population-based Virginia Twin Registry. Gender effects on SE were assessed by both analysis… CONTINUE READING
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