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ERIC Number: ED397347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-25
Pages: 76
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Self-Esteem of Elementary and Middle School Children.
Garner, Sheri Y.
This thesis investigates factors associated with the self-esteem of school children in the fourth and seventh grades. The 460 students were drawn from 5 schools in a single school district, located in a town of over 120,000 persons. Students were examined through the independent variables of gender, grade level, race, socioeconomic status, and family structure, and the dependent variable of scores taken from the Personal Attribute Inventory for Children. A total of 18 comparisons were made among these variables. Of these 18, 5 were for main effects and 13 were for interactions. Of the five main effects, two were statistically significant: grade level for the dependent variable, self-esteem; and family structure for the dependent variable, self-esteem. Results supported the following generalizations: (1) students living with both biological parents have greater self-esteem than those living in other family structures; (2) grade level and socioeconomic status should be interpreted concurrently; (3) there is no association between gender and self-esteem; and (4) no correlation exists between race and self-esteem. It is suggested that this study be replicated at other grade levels and at different schools, using dissimilar instruments. Contains 57 references. Appendices present various correspondence from the study, a demographic data sheet, the survey instrument, and testing instructions. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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