ERIC Number: EJ531781
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Should Schools Try to Boost Self-Esteem? Beware the Dark Side.
Baumeister, Roy F.
American Educator, v20 n2 p14-19,43 Sum 1996
Argues that schools' efforts at boosting student self-esteem can backfire and create above-average rates of interpersonal and psychological problems, including aggression and violence. The benefits of promoting self-esteem are believed to be questionable and may ultimately be harmful. The problems caused by overinflating student self-esteem are addressed. (GR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Note: For related document, see UD 519 541.