Sunday, April 03, 2011

Height and self-esteem

In the recent post on self-esteem, a reader suggested that Asians and Hispanics have lower levels because they are shorter.

Using Add Health data, I calculated the correlation between height and self-esteem for males and females (samples sizes = 3,101 and 3,297). It is .05 and significant for guys and .01 and not signifiicant for girls. Trivial for males, non-existent for females. 

1 comment:

  1. Since you sometimes post on what correlates with various attitudes on race, I thought you might be interested in this paper from Jim Lindgren. He is sticking it to the left, but his focus is on distribution.

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