Using Trait-State Models to Evaluate the Longitudinal Consistency of Global Self-Esteem From Adolescence to Adulthood.

@article{Donnellan2012UsingTM,
  title={Using Trait-State Models to Evaluate the Longitudinal Consistency of Global Self-Esteem From Adolescence to Adulthood.},
  author={M. Brent Donnellan and David A. Kenny and Kali H. Trzesniewski and Richard E. Lucas and Rand D. Conger},
  journal={Journal of research in personality},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={634-645}
}
The present research used a latent variable trait-state model to evaluate the longitudinal consistency of self-esteem during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Analyses were based on ten administrations of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale (Rosenberg, 1965) spanning the ages of approximately 13 to 32 for a sample of 451 participants. Results indicated that a completely stable trait factor and an autoregressive trait factor accounted for the majority of the variance in latent self… CONTINUE READING

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