Adolescent Self-Esteem and Gender: Exploring Relations to Sexual Harassment, Body Image, Media Influence, and Emotional Expression

  title={Adolescent Self-Esteem and Gender: Exploring Relations to Sexual Harassment, Body Image, Media Influence, and Emotional Expression},
  author={Mary Polce-Lynch and Barbara J. Myers and Wendy L Kliewer and Christopher T. Kilmartin},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
Self-esteem plays a central role in mental health, yet not enough is known about how youth evaluate themselves as they move across adolescence. This study used a cross-sectional design to examine age and gender patterns in self-esteem and to explore how contemporary social influences relate to adolescent self-esteem. Self-reported influences on self-esteem involving the media, sexual harassment, body image, family and peer relationships, and emotional expression were evaluated with 93 boys and… 

Emotional basis of gender differences in adolescent self-esteem

Lower self-esteem in adolescent girls than boys confers greater vulnerability to numerous risks in their development towards social adulthood. This research aimed to study the role of perceived

Are Adolescents With Higher Self-Esteem More Prosocial? Exploring the Moderating Effect of Self-Compassion in Different Genders

Abstract Previous studies have revealed a positive relationship between self-esteem and prosocial behavior. Based on social mentality theory, the authors propose that self-compassion as a

Body Image and Self-Esteem: A Study of Gender Differences Among Mid-Adolescents

This study looked at the conceptualisation of body image and its relationship with self-esteem and investigated for gender differences in these two aspects of the self. Two hundred and forty three

Predictors of Self-Esteem Among Mexican Immigrant Adolescents: An Examination of Well-Being Through a Biopsychosocial Perspective

Relatively few studies have examined the construct of self-esteem among Mexican immigrant adolescents in the United States, and most studies have focused on the independent influence of variables as

Racial and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Children’s Television Use and Self-Esteem

The results revealed television exposure was significantly related to children’s self-esteem, and television exposure predicted a decrease in self- esteem for White and Black girls and Black boys, and an increase inSelf-esteem among White boys.

A study examining the association between body image, self esteem and identity in the context of the undergraduate college students in Mumbai

The current study is an attempt to examine whether there exists an association between body image, self-esteem and identity. The Scales employed to examine this association are the Aspects of



Parental contexts of adolescent self-esteem: A developmental perspective

These findings are consistent with the view that increasing individuation in self-esteem regulation occurs during adolescent development, such that adolescents at higher levels of ego development evaluate themselves more independently of parental feedback than do their less mature peers.

Situating adolescent gender and self-esteem with personal memories.

Findings confirm and refine prior findings that adolescent self-esteem is localized in relationships with peers rather than parents, and is based on different relational schemas for females than for males.

Gender and Age Patterns in Emotional Expression, Body Image, and Self-Esteem: A Qualitative Analysis

This qualitative study used written narrativesto examine gender and age patterns in body image,emotional expression, and self-esteem for a total of 209boys and girls in the fifth, eighth, and twelfth

Self-esteem and mental health in early adolescence: development and gender differences

Results show that girls tend to have a poorer self-esteem than boys, whatever the domains taken into consideration, while boys separate the scholastic and behavioral part of their experience from the social.

Self-Esteem and Adjustment in Early Adolescence: A Social-Contextual Perspective

Investigated (a) global self-esteem and (b) social-contextual incongruity in factors contributing to the development and maintenance of self-esteem as predictors of the emotional, behavioral, and

Adolescent Personality in Girls and Boys: The Role of Mothers and Fathers

The development of personality characteristics appears to differ by sex of child and role of parent, with interpersonal concerns tending to characterize mothers and instrumental concerns describing

Gender Differences in the Costs and Benefits of Peer Relationships During Adolescence

The purpose of this study was to examine gender differences in the impact of social stress and social support on adolescents' emotional well-being. Forty-eight males and 70 females in Grades 7

Parental behavior and adolescent self-esteem in clinical and nonclinical samples.

Among adolescents in the nonclinical sample, perceptions of parental support and autonomy granting were related to multiple dimensions of self-esteem, and perceptions of parental discipline were inconsistently related to dimensions of nonclinical self- esteem.

Pubertal maturation and adolescent self-esteem.

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  • Psychology
    Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • 1988