Self-esteem development from age 14 to 30 years: a longitudinal study.

  title={Self-esteem development from age 14 to 30 years: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Ruth Yasemin Erol and Ulrich Orth},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={101 3},
We examined the development of self-esteem in adolescence and young adulthood. Data came from the Young Adults section of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which includes 8 assessments across a 14-year period of a national probability sample of 7,100 individuals age 14 to 30 years. Latent growth curve analyses indicated that self-esteem increases during adolescence and continues to increase more slowly in young adulthood. Women and men did not differ in their self-esteem trajectories… CONTINUE READING
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