ERIC Number: EJ507912
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Academics, Self-Esteem, and Race: A Look at the Underlying Assumptions of the Disidentification Hypothesis.
Osborne, Jason W.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, v21 n5 p449-55 May 1995
Tested hypothesis that African American children protect themselves from failure by detaching their self-esteem from academic outcomes. Analyses revealed a pattern of weakening correlations between self-esteem and academic outcomes from 8th to 10th grade for African American students. Correlations for white students remained stable or increased. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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