ERIC Number: ED391581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Self-Esteem Enhancement through Adult Role-Model Intervention.
Greenberg, Roxanne Nathan; And Others
Children from four elementary schools in Illinois were participants in the implementation of a project intended to improve their self-esteem through adult role-model intervention. The objectives of the project were to demonstrate that: (1) the adults in children's lives play a significant role; (2) an individual's sense of belonging and acceptance can be affected by the labels placed upon them; (3) all teachers with whom children come into contact can affect an individual's self-esteem; and (4) how children perceive themselves can have an affect on their self-esteem. Interventions used were designed to address two major solution components, parents and teachers as positive role models. Parents were given two surveys regarding goals for self-esteem. Similarly, children were given their own survey to determine their own self-concept. Parental involvement in the classroom was encouraged through an open-door policy and a weekly newsletter reporting class activities or important information. Finally, teachers conducted self-esteem lessons for students. Data analysis showed that the project achieved its goal of helping students increase their levels of self-esteem through positive adult role-model intervention. (AA)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cognitive Processes, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Modeling (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Personality Traits, Program Effectiveness, Role Models, School Role, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Action Research Final Report, St. Xavier University.