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ERIC Number: ED066723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 132
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The Relationship of Self-Esteem to Reading Performance.
Swartz, Darlene J. Unruh
The purpose of this study was to compare the self-esteem inventory scores of third grade students with their scores from an informal reading inventory to determine whether there was a significant correlation between self-esteem and reading performance. The Self-Esteem Inventory, the Classroom Reading Inventory, and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test were administered to each student. Correlations, means, and standard deviation were computed. The results were: (1) instructional reading level was positively related to self-esteem; (2) the correlation between self-esteem and instructional level was not significantly different for boys and girls; (3) the relationship between self-esteem and reading was not significantly different for remedial readers and non-remedial readers; (4) the self-esteem of the students pertaining to school and home had a significant positive relationship to the instructional reading level; self and social self-esteem were not significantly related to the instructional reading level; (5) a positive correlation existed between hearing capacity level and the reading expectancy grade equivalent; and (6) mental age was positively related to the self-esteem for the total group. (Author/TO)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado