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ERIC Number: ED098482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 15
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Factors Affecting the Measurement of "Self-Esteem and Achievement of Inner-City Afro-American College Students."
Daly, Jeanne
This report presents results of a study which investigated the variable self-esteem and its relationship to achievement of inner-city college students, socioeconomic and aspirational factors, and attitudes toward teachers, school, and self. The experimental group consisted of 39 "high risk" students, 38 of whom were black; all were enrolled for placement in an intensive education program (IEP). The control group consisted of 63 subjects who were not considered "high-risk," the ratio of which was 30 percent black. A comparison of mean gain in self-esteem at the end of 40 weeks of school showed a gain of .29 for the control group and a gain of 9.42 (significant at .01) for the IEP group. It was hypothesized that the rise in self-esteem scores for the IEP group resulted from participation in the IEP program rather than from college attendance per se. Speculation is made by the author on reasons why the initial self-esteem scores of the IEP subjects were so low, and important conclusions were drawn from the data concerning overall results of higher self-esteem in black students. Recommendations for further research are discussed. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)