The Dynamics of Self-Esteem : A Growth-Curve Analysis

  title={The Dynamics of Self-Esteem : A Growth-Curve Analysis},
  author={Scott A Baldwin and John P Hoffmann},
Research on adolescent self-esteem has been inconsistent regarding development patterns and processes, with some scholars concluding that self-esteem is a static construct and others concluding that it is a dynamic construct. A potential source of this inconsistency is the lack of attention to intraindividual changes in self-esteem across adolescence and to gender-specific developmental patterns. Building on previous research, we use a growth-curve analysis to examine intraindividual self… CONTINUE READING

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