Peer-group affiliation and adolescent self-esteem: an integration of ego-identity and symbolic-interaction theories.

@article{Brown1987PeergroupAA,
  title={Peer-group affiliation and adolescent self-esteem: an integration of ego-identity and symbolic-interaction theories.},
  author={Bernice B. Brown and Mary Jane Lohr},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={47-55}
}
To evaluate expectations derived from ego-identity theory and symbolic-interaction theories about the association between self-concept and peer-group affiliations in adolescence, we examined the self-esteem of 221 7th through 12th graders associated by peers with one of five major school crowds and 106 students relatively unknown by classmates and not associated with any school crowd. Among crowd members, self-esteem was directly related to the position of one's crowd in the peer-group status… CONTINUE READING

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