Self-esteem reconsidered: unstable self-esteem outperforms level of self-esteem as vulnerability marker for depression.

@article{Franck2007SelfesteemRU,
  title={Self-esteem reconsidered: unstable self-esteem outperforms level of self-esteem as vulnerability marker for depression.},
  author={Erik Franck and Rudi De Raedt},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={1531-41}
}
Previous studies have built up evidence that an unstable self-esteem is associated with vulnerability to depression and that it outperforms level of self-esteem as a predictor for symptoms of depression. However, most of these studies have used student samples exclusively to investigate the role of self-esteem instability in depression vulnerability. Our present study used samples of currently depressed inpatients, formerly depressed individuals, and never-depressed controls to investigate the… CONTINUE READING

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