ERIC Number: ED364798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
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Enabling Visions: Self Esteem of Junior-High Girls.
Hutton, Susan; And Others
This study was conducted to evaluate the self-esteem of adolescent girls participating in a new, optional pilot course entitled "Enabling Visions." The study examined whether involvement in the mentoring self-esteem course had a positive impact on the participants' self-esteem, increased their awareness of women's issues, and resulted in their selection of specific proactive strategies enabling them to get their learning needs met in the classroom. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative measures and involved 21 girls who self-selected to be in the course (treatment group) and 20 girls selected by the school administration who served as the control group. Both groups completed the Culture Free Self-Esteem Inventory prior to and on completion of the course instruction. Treatment group members were interviewed before and after treatment. Findings from the first stage of this ongoing study is limited to the background efforts resulting in the optional course offering and the pre-test or initial interview data from the treatment group. Early findings suggest that raising the awareness of women's issues with adults who work with young women is critical to improving the self-esteem of girls and to addressing girls' needs in the classroom. (NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration (Houston, TX, October 1993).