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ERIC Number: EJ882263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Evaluating the Link between Self-Esteem and Temperament in Mexican Origin Early Adolescents
Robins, Richard W.; Donnellan, M. Brent; Widaman, Keith F.; Conger, Rand D.
Journal of Adolescence, v33 n3 p403-410 Jun 2010
The present study examined the relation between self-esteem and temperament in a sample of 646 Mexican-American early adolescents (mean age = 10.4). Findings show that (a) early adolescents with high self-esteem exhibit higher levels of Effortful Control but, contrary to findings in adult samples, do not differ from low self-esteem adolescents in Negative Affectively; (b) low self-esteem is associated with Depression; and (c) low self-esteem is associated with Aggression. These findings replicated for boys and girls, two measures of self-esteem, and child and mother reports of temperament. The present study contributes to an emerging understanding of the link between self-esteem and temperament, and provides much needed data on the nature of self-esteem in ethnic minority populations. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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