ERIC Number: ED377710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May-1
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Self-Esteem in the ESL Female Adolescent as Compared to Self-Esteem in the Non-ESL Female Adolescent.
Kaufman, Elaine L.; Payne, Laura H.
A study compared the self-esteem of adolescent females in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs with that of their peers of the same age in regular curriculum classes. Subjects were 35 girls aged 13-17, of whom 16 were ESL students and 19 were in regular curriculum classes. All were administered the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale. The expectation was that ESL instruction would have a positive effect on self-esteem. However, results indicate that ESL girls function at the same low level of self-esteem as those in the regular curriculum. It is concluded that increased sensitivity to the needs of female adolescents in general, and awareness of the individual needs of ESL girls, are needed. Appended are the self-concept scale and seven tables presenting the data. Contains 45 references. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale