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ERIC Number: ED355017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
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Using Goal Setting To Enhance Self Esteem and Create an Internal Locus of Control in the At Risk Elementary Student.
Sisco, Sharon S.
Extending over a 14-week period, this study examined the effects of a program designed to enhance the self-esteem of at-risk students by developing an internal locus of control in the students. The program consisted of six major components: (1) a specified vocabulary and format; (2) goal identification and description by students; (3) student evaluation and selection of alternative actions to accomplish goals; (4) student journal writing showing reflective evaluation and identification of successful and unsuccessful behaviors; (5) a scale to evaluate student goals; and (6) peer encouragement through class meetings. The target group consisted of 72 9- to 12-year-old students in two 4th grade and two 5th grade classes. The Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale was administered as a pretest and posttest, providing the data from which the discrepancy gap for showing improvement in self-esteem was formulated. In addition, serious behavior referrals for the first and second semesters were compared. Results indicated that students' self-esteem improved and fewer severe behavior referrals were necessary. However, attendance was not significantly affected. Related materials are appended. (MM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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