Below is a list of journal articles referencing self-esteem for further study
Self-esteem and direct versus indirect forms of self-enhancement.
by Brown, Jonathon D.; Collins, Rebecca L.; Schmidt, Greg W.
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1988 Sep Vol 55(3) 445-453
Cultural predictors of self-esteem: A study of Chinese American female and male young adults.
by Tsai, Jeanne L.; Ying, Yu-Wen; Lee, Peter Allen
from Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. 2001 Aug Vol 7(3) 284-297
There's more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem.
by Kernis, Michael H.; Cornell, David P.; Sun, Chien-ru; Berry, Andrea; et al
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1993 Dec Vol 65(6) 1190-1204
"Who am I? Why am I here?" Self-esteem, self-clarity, and prototype matching.
by Setterlund, Marc B.; Niedenthal, Paula M.
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1993 Oct Vol 65(4) 769-780
Self-esteem, need for approval, and cheating behavior in children.
by Lobel, Thalma E.; Levanon, Ilana
from Journal of Educational Psychology. 1988 Mar Vol 80(1) 122-123