Modern Psychological Studies
1 & 2
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study investigated the relationship between level of self-esteem, delinquent behavior, participation in extracurricular activities, and part-time employment in adolescents. The study consisted of 157 ninth and tenth grade students who attended rural Appalachian high schools in Southwest Virginia. Adolescents with higher self-esteem were significantly less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors than adolescents with lower self-esteem. Students with higher self-esteem also participated in a greater number of extracurricular activities. Finally, self-esteem was positively correlated with the number of hours worked by male adolescents, but negatively correlated for female subjects.
BF1 .M63 v. 7 no. 1 & 2 2001
Lane, Tina M. and Elliott, Ann N.
"The relationship between adolescent self-esteem and delinquent, extracurricular, and employment behaviors,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 7:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol7/iss1/7