Culture and gender differences in the self-esteem of college students : A four-country comparison

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-328
Journal / PublicationSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume24
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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The responses of 268 Hong Kong and 399 Nigerian first or second year social science undergraduate university students to the Personal and Academic Self-Concept Inventory were compared to previously reported findings with similar groups of American and Nepalese students. Country x Gender analyses indicated clear, statistically significant main and interaction effects which varied according to the area of self-esteem under investigation. Support was found for the tendency found in research with secondary school students for subjects from non-Western cultures to report higher academic but lower non-academic self-esteem than their Western peers. However, the gender differences did not generalize across cultures. © Society for Personality Research (Inc.).

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Culture and gender differences in the self-esteem of college students : A four-country comparison. / Watkins, David; Akande, Adebowale; Cheng, Christopher; Regmi, Murari.

In: Social Behavior and Personality, Vol. 24, No. 3, 1996, p. 321-328.

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