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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

2

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 52-55

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1994

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

4 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 2 no. 2 1994

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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