The development of self-esteem

Orth, Ulrich; Robins, Richard W. (2014). The development of self-esteem. Current directions in psychological science, 23(5), pp. 381-387. Sage 10.1177/0963721414547414

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In this article, we review new insights gained from recent longitudinal studies examining the development of self-esteem and its influence on important life outcomes. The evidence supports the following three conclusions. First, self-esteem increases from adolescence to middle adulthood, peaks at about age 50 to 60 years, and then decreases at an accelerating pace into old age; moreover, there are no cohort differences in the self-esteem trajectory from adolescence to old age. Second, self-esteem is a relatively stable, but by no means immutable, trait; individuals with relatively high (or low) self-esteem at one stage of life are likely to have relatively high (or low) self-esteem decades later. Third, high self-esteem prospectively predicts success and well-being in life domains such as relationships, work, and health. Given the increasing evidence that self-esteem has important real-world consequences, the topic of self-esteem development is of considerable societal significance.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Developmental Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Orth, Ulrich

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0963-7214

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ulrich Orth

Date Deposited:

24 Dec 2014 09:59

Last Modified:

17 Jul 2018 09:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0963721414547414

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.61226

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/61226

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