Gender Differences in Domain-Specific Self-Esteem: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Gender Differences in Domain-Specific Self-Esteem: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Brittany Gentile and Shelly Grabe and Brenda Dolan-Pascoe and Jean Twenge and Brooke E. Wells and Alissa Maitino},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={34 - 45}
This meta-analysis examines gender differences in 10 specific domains of self-esteem across 115 studies, including 428 effect sizes and 32,486 individuals. In a mixed-effects analysis, men scored significantly higher than women on physical appearance (d = 0.35), athletic (d = 0.41), personal self (d = 0.28), and self-satisfaction self-esteem (d = 0.33). Women scored higher than men on behavioral conduct (d = −0.17) and moral–ethical self-esteem (d = −0.38). The gender difference in physical… Expand

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