Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This research attempts to determine the relationship of low self-esteem and somatic complaint in children. It is hypothesized that subjects reporting low self-esteem will also report frequent psychosomatic symptoms. Replication of Rosenberg' s (1965) study of adolescents was attempted using 69 children, ranging in age from 8 to 12 years, M = 9.6. Thirty-three females and 36 males completed Guttman' s tenitem self-esteem scale and an eight-item, self-report somatic complaint inventory (Rosenberg, 1965). Fisher's exact probability test indicated a significant relationship between low self-esteem and frequency of somatic complaint, p<.001. This association has been found in earlier studies; however, the present research focused on this relationship in children at an earlier age than previously examined.
BF1 .M63 v. 2 no. 2 1994
"The relationship of low self-esteem and somatic complaint in children,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol2/iss2/10