Below is a list of journal articles referencing self-esteem for further study
When depression breeds contempt: Reassurance seeking,
self-esteem, and rejection of depressed college students by their roommates.
by Joiner, Thomas E.; Alfano, Mark S.; Metalsky, Gerald I.
from Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 1992 Feb Vol 101(1) 165-173
Interactive effects of counselor^client similarity and client self-esteem on termination type and number of sessions.
by Berry, G. William; Sipps, Gary J.
from Journal of Counseling Psychology. 1991 Apr Vol 38(2) 120-125
Self-esteem, similarity, and reactions to active versus passive downward comparison.
by Gibbons, Frederick X.; McCoy, Sue B.
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1991 Mar Vol 60(3) 414-424
Self-esteem, restraint, and eating behavior.
by Polivy, Janet; Heatherton, Todd F.; Herman, C. Peter
from Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 1988 Aug Vol 97(3) 354-356
A rose by any other name: Are self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, neuroticism, and locus of control indicators of a common construct?
by Judge, Timothy A.; Bono, Joyce E.
from Roberts, Brent W. (Ed); Hogan, Robert (Ed). Personality psychology in the workplace. Decade of behavior. (pp. 93-118). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association (2001) xv, 337 pp.