Observational Study
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World J Psychiatry. Feb 19, 2024; 14(2): 296-307
Published online Feb 19, 2024. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v14.i2.296
Disparities in the impact of economic well-being on self-esteem in adulthood: Race and ethnicity
Jaewon Lee
Jaewon Lee, School of Social Work, Inha University, Incheon 22212, South Korea
Author contributions: Author has read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This is not applicable as this study used secondary data which are publicly accessible.
Informed consent statement: Not applicable in this study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The author declares that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: Data has been made publicly available via National Longitudinal Surveys and can be accessed at https://www.nlsinfo.org/content/cohorts/nlsy79.
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Corresponding author: Jaewon Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Inha University, 100 Inha-ro, Incheon 22212, South Korea. j343@inha.ac.kr
Received: October 19, 2023
Peer-review started: October 19, 2023
First decision: December 11, 2023
Revised: December 15, 2023
Accepted: January 18, 2024
Article in press: January 18, 2024
Published online: February 19, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Little is known about racial/ethnic disparities in the relationship between economic well-being and self-esteem during adulthood. Findings from this study expand on prior research in several ways: Focusing on adults’ self-esteem rather than adolescents, looking at racial/ethnic disparities in self-esteem among adults, better understanding of economic well-being by including factors that have not been addressed in previous studies, and examining racial/ethnic disparities in the relationship between economic well-being and self-esteem.