ERIC Number: ED311603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Student Self-Esteem. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 94.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
This annotated bibliography of 12 publications on student self-esteem includes six research studies that indicate the following: (1) it is the actual ability of students, not their self-concepts of ability, that make the difference in academic success; (2) students who feel strong parental pressure generally have lower self-esteem; (3) self-esteem has a negligible effect on subsequent delinquency, and delinquent behavior itself tends to lower, not raise, self-esteem; (4) there is no significant causal relationship between general self-esteem and academic achievement; (5) self-esteem is caused by prior success in the classroom; and (6) high self-esteem is a consequence of having experienced meaningful successes. Additional publications deal with: measuring self-esteem in early adolescents; steps administrators can take to raise students' self-esteem and to help students in middle-level schools enhance their self-perception; ways to block the no-effort strategy employed by students who have a fear of failure; helping students set meaningful goals that they can attain. Finally, one article argues that healthy self-esteem is based on a realistic and responsible assessment of one's self in all its aspects, and accepting the worth and rights of others. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Delinquency Causes, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Literature Reviews, Middle Schools, Parent Student Relationship, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Development, Student School Relationship, Success, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($2.50 prepaid postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.