ERIC Number: ED338424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
The Use of Peer Facilitators To Enhance Self-Esteem Levels of At-Risk Students.
Winkler, Joann B.
This practicum addressed the problems of low self-esteem levels of at-risk students in kindergarten and in grades three and five by implementing a peer facilitator program. The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, the OUNCE Attitude Scale, and a Kindergarten Checklist of Low Self-Esteem Characteristics were used to determine the students' self-esteem levels. Targeted students then participated in a 12-week self-esteem enhancement program. Fifth grade students were trained as peer facilitators to teach eight 20-minute self-esteem lessons, incoporating the sense of magic, to kindergarten and third grade students. Results measured by the OUNCE attitude Scale indicated increased levels of self-esteem and self-confidence. While the results desired for the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and the Kindergarten Checklist of Low Self-Esteem Characteristics were not achieved, sizable gains were noted. The project was well-received by all of the involved students and it was concluded that the use of peer facilitators can result in improved self-esteem levels. (Author/SH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.