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ERIC Number: ED352149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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The Relationship between Participation in an Extra-Curricular Drama Club and the Self-Esteem of At-Risk Elementary Students.
Williams, Wayne; McCollester, Michele
A study of the relationship between involvement in an extracurricular drama club and the self-esteem of at-risk preadolescent and elementary students examined 244 fourth and fifth grade students in a rural Missouri school district. The experimental group consisted of 72 students who selected drama club from a list of extracurricular activities. The control group consisted of the remaining 172 students who were not involved in the drama club but who chose a different extracurricular activity. The Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale was administered to students before and after their participation in the drama club. All fourth and fifth grade teachers completed an At-Risk Identification Scale for their students. The Drop-Out Alert Scale was administered to assess the attitudes of the treatment group before and after participation in the drama club. Results showed that participation in the drama club had a positive influence on students' self-esteem and reduced their at-risk behaviors. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale