Perceptions of height and self-esteem

Percept Mot Skills. 1975 Apr;40(2):395-8. doi: 10.2466/pms.1975.40.2.395.


Although no relationship was found between the actual height of 69 young adolescent males and their self-esteem, positive and significant relationships were found between their own, peers', and teacher's perceptions of their height and self-esteem. These results are discussed with reference to the relationship between body morphology, behavior, and personality.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Body Height*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Self Concept*
  • Self-Assessment*
  • Size Perception*