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Orth, Ulrich; Erol, Ruth Yasemin; Ledermann, Thomas; Grob, Alexander – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Common sense suggests that romantic partners tend to be interdependent in their well-being and self-esteem. The authors tested the degree to which codevelopment in romantic partners (i.e., development in similar directions) is due to mutual influence between partners or due to the effects of shared environment, using longitudinal data from 5…
Descriptors: Well Being, Self Esteem, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Orth, Ulrich; Robins, Richard W.; Widaman, Keith F.; Conger, Rand D. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
We examined the relation between low self-esteem and depression using longitudinal data from a sample of 674 Mexican-origin early adolescents who were assessed at age 10 and 12 years. Results supported the vulnerability model, which states that low self-esteem is a prospective risk factor for depression. Moreover, results suggested that the…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Depression (Psychology), Mexican Americans, Victims