ERIC Number: ED045276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Relation of Self-Esteem to Personal-Social Adjustment Among American Indian Students: The Personal-Social Adjustment of American Indian Youth. National Study of American Indian Education, Series 3, No. 10, Final Report.
Dreyer, Philip H.
The document is 1 in a series of papers for the National Study of American Indian Education. Data for the study were collected by means of 2 paper-and-pencil questionnaires administered to approximately 2,000 Indian elementary and high school students from the following groups: Plains Indians, Southwest Indians, Northwest Indians and Eskimos, Minnesota-Wisconsin Indians, North Carolina Indians, Oklahoma Indians, and urban Indians. Among the factors considered in this study were (1) How did Indian students view their future when compared to their self-evaluation in the present? (2) How did Indian students rate Indian and White cultures, and did their self-esteem ratings correlate more with 1 culture than with the other? and (3) How did Indian student self-esteem relate to school achievement as measured by rank in class? Among more specific conclusions, a positive quality of the Indian students seemed to emerge from this study. Included in the document are 8 tables of statistics showing the relation of self-esteem to social adjustment. (EJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Note: Series 3, No. 10