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Author: Connor, Irna May
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1. Connor, Irna May
Self-Esteem: From Adolescence to Adulthood
M.A. Thesis, Department of Sociology, George Mason University, 2014
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University
Keyword(s): Age at First Birth; Body Mass Index (BMI); Educational Attainment; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Modeling, Growth Curve/Latent Trajectory Analysis; Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) (see Self-Esteem)

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The purpose of this thesis was to examine how self-esteem changes over time due to significant life events and to what extent do social origins play a role in these changes. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (N=693), latent growth curve modeling was used to assess how these factors influence self-esteem from adolescence to adulthood. Three goals were examined in this thesis: to test whether change in self-esteem over time can be explained with one trajectory, to test how significant life events affect self-esteem, and to test how social origins affect self-esteem over time. Findings provide some insight into how self-esteem is affected and suggestions for future research.
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Connor, Irna May. Self-Esteem: From Adolescence to Adulthood. M.A. Thesis, Department of Sociology, George Mason University, 2014.