ERIC Number: ED128745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-22
Reference Count: 0
Self-Esteem and Educational Attainment: A Longitudinal Analysis.
O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.
This paper explores the relationship between self-esteem, measured five times during a span of eight years, and the educational and occupational attainments of a nationwide sample of over 1600 young men. An overall increase in self-esteem was observed between the start of 10th grade (1966) and a point five years after high school (1974). Surprisingly, 10th grade self-esteem correlated better with eventual educational attainment (as of 1974) than did 1974 self-esteem. Longitudinal multivariate analysis led to the conclusion that factors associated with educational success become less central to self-evaluations during high school and the following years. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)