Below is a list of journal articles referencing self-esteem for further study
The cost of good fortune: When positive life events produce
negative health consequences.
by Brown, Jonathon D.; McGill, Kevin L.
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1989 Dec Vol 57(6) 1103-1110
Social stigma and self-esteem: The self-protective properties of stigma.
by Crocker, Jennifer; Major, Brenda
from Psychological Review. 1989 Oct Vol 96(4) 608-630
Identity and the language of the classroom: Investigating the impact of heritage versus second language instruction on personal and collective self-esteem.
by Wright, Stephen C.; Taylor, Donald M.
from Journal of Educational Psychology. 1995 Jun Vol 87(2) 241-252
Protective functions of health and self-esteem against depression in older adults facing illness or bereavement.
by Murrell, Stanley A.; Meeks, Suzanne; Walker, James
from Psychology & Aging. 1991 Sep Vol 6(3) 352-360
Depressive symptoms erode self-esteem in severe mental illness: A three-wave, cross-lagged study.
by Shahar, Golan; Davidson, Larry
from Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology. 2003 Oct Vol 71(5) 890-900