ERIC Number: ED343325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-13
The Effect of Race on Self-Esteem and Depression in Learning Disabled Children.
Stanley, Patricia D.; And Others
This study examined relationships between self-esteem, depression, and race in 70 learning disabled high school students (39 white and 31 black). Subjects were administered the Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory and the Children's Depression Inventory. Statistical analysis indicated a significant sex by race interaction. Both white females and black males reported significantly higher levels of self-esteem than did black females. Results indicated that, overall, white females and black males reported higher self-esteem and lower depression than white males and black females. These results differ from those usually reported, possibly due to this study's use of a learning disabled population. Results also suggest that there may be significant differences between and among various subgroups within each exceptionality in the areas of self-reported depression and self-esteem. (18 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, November 13, 1991).