Self-Esteem-Personality and Achievement in High School: A Prospective Longitudinal Study in Texas

Publication Date:

April 01, 2003

Overall, results indicate Big-Five personality characteristics were more stable than self-esteem across this transition period. Agreeableness and Openness assessed in middle school are related to later scholastic competence and behavioral conduct, academic success, and adjustment in high school. Results were discussed in terms of personality development and self-evaluation.