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ERIC Number: EJ796319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
The Effect of Ethnic Identity and Bilingual Confidence on Chinese Youth's Self-Esteem
Lee, Jennifer Wen-shya
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v54 n1 p83-96 Spr 2008
This study examines the interrelated issues of private and public domains of self-esteem, ethnic identity formation, and bilingual confidence among youth of a minority group in a city in western Canada. One hundred, ten Chinese students aged 11-18 from a Chinese-language school were randomly surveyed. Most items of the instrument are derived from the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Cultural-Free Self-Esteem Inventories, and the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure. Participants' self-confidence with the English and Chinese languages is also investigated. Zero-order correlate analysis and a two-way MACOVA controlling for GPA are used to examine potential factors that influence Chinese youth's global, academic, and social self-esteem. The results confirm the importance of ethnic identity on minority youth's global self-esteem. Moreover, self-confidence with bilingual proficiency has a great effect on Chinese youth's global, academic, and social self-esteem.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada