Below is a list of journal articles referencing self-esteem for further study
An exploratory study of pubertal maturation timing and
self-esteem among gay and bisexual male youths.
by Savin-Williams, Ritch C.
from Developmental Psychology. 1995 Jan Vol 31(1) 56-64
Self-esteem, social support, internalized homophobia, and coping strategies of HIV+ gay men.
by Nicholson, William D.; Long, Bonita C.
from Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology. 1990 Dec Vol 58(6) 873-876
Are measures of self-esteem, neuroticism, locus of control, and generalized self-efficacy indicators of a common core construct?
by Judge, Timothy A.; Erez, Amir; Bono, Joyce E.; Thoresen, Carl J.
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 2002 Sep Vol 83(3) 693-710
Temporal variability in global self-esteem and specific self-evaluation as prospective predictors of emotional distress: Specificity in predictors and outcome.
by Roberts, John E.; Gotlib, Ian H.
from Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 1997 Nov Vol 106(4) 521-529
Self-esteem and vulnerability to depression: The concurrent validity of interview and questionnaire measures.
by Andrews, Bernice; Brown, George W.
from Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 1993 Nov Vol 102(4) 565-572