Faculty Publications

Title

Role models in self-esteem of college women

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychological Reports

Volume

90

Issue

2

First Page

659

Last Page

664

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2002

DOI of published version

10.2466/pr0.2002.90.2.659

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