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ERIC Number: ED323486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement in a Group of High, Medium, and Low Secondary Public High School Achievers.
Thomas-Brantley, Betty J.
This study investigated the relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement in a group of 150 high, medium, and low achievers at a large midwestern public high school. Correlating data from the Coopersmith Inventory of self-esteem with grades, cumulative grade point averages, and class rank, the study disclosed a positive correlation between self-esteem and academic achievement, and also revealed secondary correlations between self-esteem, academic achievement, gender, and race. Chapter 1 covers the introduction, the background of the problem, purpose, significance of the study, definition of terms, general hypothesis, and limitations of the study. Chapter 2 reviews the pertinent literature related to the historical background of the problem of self-esteem and student achievement, discusses pertinent expert opinion, and summarizes current knowledge in this area. Chapter 3 describes the research procedures and design, while Chapter 4 describes the findings related to each hypothesis. Finally, chapter 5 summarizes the study's results, conclusions, and implications. Besides a positive correlation between self-esteem and academic achievement, the report notes that the study found no significant differences between males and females, or between races, with respect to self-esteem. National and international implications of the correlation between self-esteem and academic achievement are discussed. A bibliography follows, and instrumentation is appended, along with related materials. (TE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, International Graduate School,