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Self-esteem, research and young people - links from SHEU

Measurements of self-esteem are often included in research about young people. 

SHEUs latest list of Internet links (mostly to full articles) that is not definitive - please let us know about other links that you think are helpful (links to pdf/full text if available).

 

2013

A cluster randomized controlled trial of the be the best you can be intervention: effects on the psychological and physical well-being of school children

A Repeated Measures Experiment of Green Exercise to Improve Self-Esteem in UK School Children

A social work study on the effects of self-esteem games on elementary female self-esteem

Attitudes of University Students towards Family Responsibility and Its Relationship to Self-Esteem

Correlates of Self-esteem among Adolescents of Divorced Families

Effect of physical training on anxiety and self-esteem of obese adolescents

Effectiveness of happiness training program on self-esteem and depression of elementary (10-11 year old) school children

Evaluations of Girls on the Run/Girls on Track to Enhance Self-Esteem and Well-Being

Gender difference in pre-adolescents' self-esteem

Handbook of Child Well-Being: Adolescence and Well-Being

In their own words: what bothers children online? with the EU Kids Online Network

Introduction to cyberbullying (Module 2) : New media and cyberbullying: An online course for parents

On feeding those hungry for praise: Person praise backfires in children with low self-esteem

Parenting Styles and its Effects on Adolescents' Self-Esteem

Perception of parental attitudes and the level of female adolescents’ self-esteem affected with anorexia nervosa

Relationship between the parenting styles of overstressed mothers with their children's self-esteem

Schoolchild's self-esteem as a factor influencing motivation to learn

Students’ Use and Perceptions of Social Networking Technologies: Connections to Reading, Reading Ability, and Self-Perception

The effect of the horse on adolescents’ self-efficacy, self esteem and social skills

The effects of basketball training on children’s self-esteem

The Influence of Parent-Child Attachment Relationships and Self-Esteem on Adolescents’ Engagement in Risky Behaviors

The Role of Motor Activity in the Self-Esteem of Primary School Pupils

Using novels for children to combat bullying

2012

Association of Established Smoking Among Adolescents With Timing of Exposure to Smoking Depicted in Movies

Body dissatisfaction and body mass in girls and boys transitioning from early to mid-adolescence: additional role of self-esteem and eating habits

Body esteem in Chinese adolescents: Effect of gender, age, and weight

Cyberbullying: An overrated phenomenon?

Demarketing Teen Tobacco and Alcohol Use: Negative Peer Influence and Longitudinal Roles of Parenting and Self-Esteem

Factors Associated with Low Self-Esteem in Children with Overweight

Importance and usefulness of evaluating self-esteem in children

In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise

Racial and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Children's Television Use and Self-Esteem

Relation between childhood abuse and self esteem in adolescence

Self-esteem and trait anxiety in girls practicing competitive and recreational gymnastics

Self-esteem, Defensive Strategies and Social Intelligence in the Adolescence

Self-esteem in Iranian university students and its relationship with academic achievement

The family influence on obesity and self-esteem and how obesity and self-esteem influences the family interactions later in life

The relation between peer social status and self-esteem in middle childhood

2011
An analysis of bullying among students within schools: Estimating the effects of individual normative beliefs, self-esteem, and school climate

Implicit Self-Esteem: Nature, Measurement, and a New Way Forward.

Mirror, Mirror on my Facebook Wall: Effects of Exposure to Facebook on Self-Esteem

Perceived Emotional Intelligence, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction in Adolescents.

Physical self-concept and self-esteem in adolescents and young adults with and without physical disability: The role of sports participation.

Self-Esteem and Use of the Internet among Young School-Age Children.

Self-Esteem Development From Age 14 to 30 Years.

The End of Self-Esteem?

The relationship between stress and self-esteem in student athletes versus non-athletes.

Turkish adolescent health risk behaviors and self-esteem.

2010
The link between body dissatisfaction and self-esteem in adolescents: Similarities across gender, age, weight status, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

The association between stress and emotional states in adolescents: The role of gender and self-esteem.

Perception of overweight and self-esteem during adolescence.

Socioeconomic status and physical activity among adolescents: the mediating role of self-esteem.

Do Depression and Low Self-Esteem Follow Abortion Among Adolescents? Evidence from a National Study.

Relationship Between Self-esteem and Academic Achievement Amongst Pre-University Students.

Characteristics Associated with Low Self-esteem among U.S. Adolescents.

2009
The relationships among self-esteem, stress, coping, eating behavior, and depressive mood in adolescents.

Self-esteem and resilience: The connection with risky behavior among adolescents

The influence of childhood obesity on the development of self-esteem.

Self-esteem and health-risk behaviors among Turkish late adolescents

2008
Health Behavior and Academic Achievement Among Adolescents: The Relative Contribution of Dietary Habits, Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Self-Esteem.

Trumping Shame by Blasts of Noise: Narcissism, Self-Esteem, Shame, and Aggression in Young Adolescents.

Low self-esteem prospectively predicts depression in adolescence and young adulthood.

2007
The Developmental Costs of High Self-Esteem for Antisocial Children.

The impact of hope, self-esteem, and attributional style on adolescents’ school grades and emotional well-being.

2006
Low self-esteem during adolescence predicts poor health, criminal behavior, and limited economic prospects during adulthood.

The contribution of peer and media influences to the development of body satisfaction and self-esteem in young girls.

2005
Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth.

Actual/Ideal Body Images of High School Girls and how it affects their Self-Esteem: Implications for educational and clinical institutions.

2004
The Costly Pursuit of Self-Esteem.

2003
Does High Self-Esteem Cause Better Performance, Interpersonal Success, Happiness, or Healthier Lifestyles?

The influence of childhood obesity on the development of self-esteem
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2009002-eng.pdf#page=23
2008
Health Behavior and Academic Achievement Among Adolescents: The Relative Contribution of Dietary Habits, Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Self-Esteem
http://www.rannsoknir.is/media/rg/skjol/Health-Behavior-and-Academic-Achievement-among-Adolescents.pdf
Trumping Shame by Blasts of Noise: Narcissism, Self-Esteem, Shame, and Aggression in Young Adolescents
http://digilib.bc.edu/reserves/ps366/rose/ps36604.pdf
Low self-esteem prospectively predicts depression in adolescence and young adulthood.
http://internal.psychology.illinois.edu/~broberts/Orth%20et%20al.,%202008.pdf
2007
The Developmental Costs of High Self-Esteem for Antisocial Children
http://www.psych.umn.edu/courses/spring08/mcguem/psy8935/readings/menon2007.pdf
The impact of hope, self-esteem, and attributional style on adolescents’ school grades and emotional well-being
http://www.acceptandchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Ciarrochi_Heaven_JRP_The_Impact_of_Hope_SE_and_Attributional_Style_on_Grades_2007.pdf
2006
Low self-esteem during adolescence predicts poor health, criminal behavior, and limited economic prospects during adulthood.
http://www.psych.umn.edu/courses/spring08/mcguem/psy8935/readings/Trzesniewski2006.pdf
The contribution of peer and media influences to the development of body satisfaction and self-esteem in young girls
http://www.willettsurvey.org/TMSTN/Gender/PeerAndMediaInfluencesOnYoungGirls.pdf
2005
Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth
http://www.uvm.edu/~wgibson/PDF%20Library/Self-Esteem%20Myth.pdf
Actual/Ideal Body Images of High School Girls and how it affects their Self-Esteem: Implications for educational and clinical institutions
http://www.deakin.edu.au/dro/eserv/DU:30034906/halse-actualidealbody-2005.pdf
2004
The Costly Pursuit of Self-Esteem
http://wings.buffalo.edu/psychology/labs/SMRL/docs/Crocker%20and%20Park%20(2004a,%20Psych%20Bull).pdf
f-Esteem Cause Better Performance, Interpersonal Success, Happiness, or Healthier Lifestyles?'
http://www.csom.umn.edu/Assets/71496.pdf

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