Stability of Self-Esteem as a Moderator of the Relation Between Level of Self-Esteem and Depression

Michael H. Kernis, Bruce D. Grannemann, Lynda C. Mathis

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Abstract

The hypothesis that stability of self-esteem would moderate the predictive relationship between level of self-esteem and depression was tested. Specifically, level of self-esteem was hypothesized to relate more strongly to subsequent depression for individuals with stable self-esteem than for individuals with unstable self-esteem. Results strongly supported this hypothesis. Implications for the relation between level of self-esteem and depression, and for the moderator variable approach to personality and prediction, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume61
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1991

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Stability of Self-Esteem as a Moderator of the Relation Between Level of Self-Esteem and Depression. / Kernis, Michael H.; Grannemann, Bruce D.; Mathis, Lynda C.

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 61, No. 1, 07.1991, p. 80-84.

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Kernis, Michael H. ; Grannemann, Bruce D. ; Mathis, Lynda C. / Stability of Self-Esteem as a Moderator of the Relation Between Level of Self-Esteem and Depression. In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 1991 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 80-84.
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