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ERIC Number: ED463328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 19
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An Investigation of Self-Esteem and School Achievement of Taiwanese Secondary Students.
Hong, Zuway-R; Veach, Patricia McCarthy; Lawrenz, Frances
This study investigated factors related to Taiwanese senior high school students' self-esteem. A total of 1,672 students (779 boys, 893 girls) in Kaohsiung City in Taiwan completed a Chinese version of the Secondary Student Questionnaire (SSQ; Z. Hong, 2001). In addition, interviews were conducted with six students from three different high schools (high, moderate, and low academic achievement) in order to determine whether their paper and pencil responses were consistent with their actual perceptions. Results reveal six significant predictors of self-esteem for the total sample, two significant predictors for self-esteem of high academic achievement and low self-esteem students, and two significant predictors for the self-esteem of low academic achievement and high self-esteem students. Results contribute to the development of self-esteem theory and to theories of personality development for Taiwanese adolescent personality. The paper discusses some strategies for increasing students' self-esteem. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan