Below is a list of journal articles referencing self-esteem for further study
Downward comparison, prejudice, and evaluations of others:
Effects of self-esteem and threat.
by Crocker, Jennifer; Thompson, Leigh L.; McGraw, Kathleen M.; Ingerman, Cindy
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1987 May Vol 52(5) 907-916
Examining the Moderating Role of Self-Esteem in the Link Between Experiences of Perceived Sexist Events and Psychological Distress.
by Moradi, Bonnie; Subich, Linda Mezydlo
from Journal of Counseling Psychology. 2004 Jan Vol 51(1) 50-56
Race and self-esteem: Meta-analyses comparing Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and American Indians and comment on Gray-Little and Hafdahl (2000).
by Twenge, Jean M.; Crocker, Jennifer
from Psychological Bulletin. 2002 May Vol 128(3) 371-408
Procedures: Do we really want to know them? An examination of the effects of procedural justice on self-esteem.
by Schroth, Holly A.; Pradhan Shah, Priti
from Journal of Applied Psychology. 2000 Jun Vol 85(3) 462-471
Terror management theory and self-esteem: Evidence that increased self-esteem reduced mortality salience effects.
by Harmon-Jones, Eddie; Simon, Linda; Greenberg, Jeff; Pyszczynski, Tom; et al
from Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 1997 Jan Vol 72(1) 24-36