ERIC Number: ED159198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory Related to Academic Achievement and School Behavior. Interim Research Report # 23.
Rubin, Rosalyn; And Others
Scores on the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory were related to scores on achievement and intelligence tests, and to socioeconomic level and to teachers' ratings of student behavior, in order to test the hypothesis that student self esteem would have a positive effect on academic achievement. There was a small but statistically significant positive relationship for self-esteem scores when they were added to intelligence test scores and socioeconomic status to predict achievement test scores for 12 year old students. The self-esteem scores were also similarly related to teacher ratings of school behavior. The School-Achievement subscale of the Coopersmith inventory related more strongly to achievement test scores than did the other three subscales (General Self, Home-Parents, and Social Self-Peers). Self esteem scores showed a stronger relationship to achievement test scores than did socioeconomic status or teachers' ratings of student behavior. Further research is recommended to determine the relationship between these variables in low achievers, behavior problems, or children with low self esteem. A brief review of research using Coopersmith's Self Esteem Inventory is included. (CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychoeducational Studies.
Identifiers: Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory