ERIC Number: EJ554346
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Longitudinal Trajectories of Self-Esteem from Early to Middle Adolescence and Related Psychosocial Variables among Rural Adolescents.
Deihl, Laura M.; Deike, Randall C.; Vicary, Judith R.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v7 n4 p393-411 1997
Examined intraindividual and interindividual differences in self-esteem among 142 rural adolescents during a four-year period encompassing the transition to high school. Cluster analysis identified three distinct, divergent trajectories of self-esteem change from early to middle adolescence: (1) consistently high; (2) small increase; and (3) chronically low. Clusters differed on peer and family relationships and on emotional tone. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences, Cluster Analysis, Developmental Continuity, Developmental Stages, Early Adolescents, Family Relationship, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Longitudinal Studies, Peer Relationship, Rural Youth, Self Esteem, Student Adjustment
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A