ERIC Number: EJ1018925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Connecting Self-Esteem and Achievement: Diversity in Academic Identification and Dis-Identification Patterns among Black College Students
Hope, Elan C.; Chavous, Tabbye M.; Jagers, Robert J.; Sellers, Robert M.
American Educational Research Journal, v50 n5 p1122-1151 Oct 2013
Using a person-oriented approach, we explored patterns of self-esteem and achievement among 324 Black college students across the freshman college year and identified four academic identification profiles. Multivariate analyses revealed profile differences in academic and psychological outcomes at beginning and end of freshman year (academic contingencies of self-esteem, anxiety, depressive symptoms, perceived stress), suggesting different conditions under which connections between self-esteem and achievement relate to positive or negative adjustment. Results also suggested a strong, positive racial group identification supports psychologically adaptive connections between self-esteem and achievement. Findings highlight challenges and benefits of connecting self-esteem to achievement for Black college students, heterogeneity within this population, and the relevance of considering race and cultural factors when studying achievement motivation processes among Black students.
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Academic Achievement, Cultural Influences, Multivariate Analysis, African American Students, Profiles, College Freshmen, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Racial Identification, Self Concept, Student Adjustment, Correlation, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), At Risk Students, Stress Variables, Grade Point Average
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale