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ERIC Number: EJ1173208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Children's Levels of Contingent Self-Esteem and Social and Emotional Outcomes
Moore, Jonathan S. B.; Smith, Marjorie
Educational Psychology in Practice, v34 n2 p113-130 2018
Contingent self-esteem (CSE) describes the degree to which self-esteem is dependent on meeting day-to-day appraisals from oneself and others. This will vary between individuals, ranging from lower to higher CSE. A lower CSE is related to a range of adaptive social and emotional outcomes in adolescents and young adults. This study explores children's CSE and how this associates with behavioural outcomes. A total of 280 children between the ages of 9 and 11 years completed a composite questionnaire on aspects of their self-esteem and behaviour. Children's class teachers completed behavioural outcome questionnaires for a random sample of 100 of these children. Based on teachers' and children's scores, high levels of global self-esteem were associated with lower CSE and fewer behavioural difficulties. CSE domains of social feedback and physical appearance retained significant associations with behavioural outcomes after controlling for global self-esteem. This may relate to the degree that children depend on the perceived evaluations of others. Implications for educational psychologists are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
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