Role models in self-esteem of college women
This study examined the relationship between self-esteem and the existence of role models among a sample of 36 female college students. Participants completed a questionnaire which included demographic questions, the Self-esteem Inventory, and questions concerning use of childhood and contemporary role models. Independent t-test results indicated that participants who reported having current role models had higher self-esteem scores than participants who did not, suggesting that role models may contribute to higher self-esteem in college-age women. No significant differences in self-esteem were by sex of the role model.
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Mack, Mick G.; Schultz, Allison M.; and Araki, Kaori, "Role models in self-esteem of college women" (2002). Faculty Publications. 3463.