ERIC Number: ED113669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Sex Differences in the Social Bases of Self-Esteem.
Lundgren, David C.; Schwab, Mary R.
The study examined sex differences in the influence of perceived evaluations of self by various types of referent others upon self-esteem. Distinctions were made between authority and peer relationships and between close and distant relationships. The status dimension proved particularly important for males, their variation in self-esteem being primarily accounted for by perceived peer appraisals (in both close and distant relationships). On the other hand, the intimacy dimension appeared to be most critical for females, their self-esteem levels being largely a function of perceived appraisals of close others (both authorities and peers). (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)