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ERIC Number: ED346785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-18
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Seating Preference and Level of Self-Esteem.
Armstrong, Sara; And Others
A study was done to examine the relation between classroom seating preference and level of self-esteem, in particular the influence of gender on self-esteem and seating preferences among community college students. The study administered a 16-item questionnaire to 231 students (104 women and 127 men) enrolled in sections of an Introductory Psychology course. Of this total, 27 women and 16 men were seated in the front rows, while 16 women and 18 men were seated in the last rows. An analysis compared the self-esteem scores of the entire sample of women with the entire sample of men and failed to reveal a reliable difference, suggesting that the self-esteem of the two groups was equal. A two-way analysis of variance performed on the self-esteem scores of the men and women seated in the first and last rows respectively also failed to reveal a significant effect, though the pattern of the data showed that men seated in the first row and women seated in the last row reported higher self-esteem scores than their counterparts. This indicated that high self-esteem scores are associated with sitting in the front of the classroom only for men. Included are 11 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A