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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(12); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.021210.

The Relationship between Neuroticism and Self-Esteem


Zhixin Yao

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Zhixin Yao

University of California, Riverside


This study focused on addressing the correlation between neuroticism and self-esteem due to a lack of research on this topic. A self-report survey method was used to collect data from Chinese and American male and female subjects (N = 99) aged 16-36 (M = 26.2, SD = 5.7). The 22-question online survey adopted questions from the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and the neuroticism sub-scale from the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised. Results showed a significant correlation (r (99) = -.59, p<0.001) between neuroticism and self-esteem, which confirmed the hypothesis that neuroticism and self-esteem are negatively correlated. Thus, this study concluded that people high in self-esteem tend to be low in neuroticism. This conclusion allows more future studies to be conducted in different social contexts in respect of people’s negatively linked relationships in neuroticism and self-esteem.


Self-esteem, Neuroticism, Personality traits

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Zhixin Yao. The Relationship between Neuroticism and Self-Esteem. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 12: 60-63. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021210.


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