Self-esteem in young men: a longitudinal analysis of the impact of educational and occupational attainment.

@article{Bachman1977SelfesteemIY,
  title={Self-esteem in young men: a longitudinal analysis of the impact of educational and occupational attainment.},
  author={Jerald G. Bachman and Patrick M O'Malley},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1977},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={365-80}
}
This paper analyzes relationships among self-esteem, educational attainment, and occupational status. Data from a nationwide longitudinal study of more than 1600 young men show a substantial increase in self-esteem between 19TT (when respondents were beginning tenth grade) and 1974. Reliability and construct validity data for the self-esteem measure are reported. As expected, both educational attainment and occupational status are correlated with self-esteem. Contrary to expectations… CONTINUE READING