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ERIC Number: EJ807357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Self-Esteem and Hopelessness Levels of Grade-Passing and Class-Repeating Students
Sezer, Ozcan
International Journal of Educational Reform, v16 n3 p303-315 Sum 2007
An analysis of the relevant literature reveals that most studies on self-esteem and hopelessness levels of repeating students examine levels of success and failure among students from various educational stages, with demographic variables such as socioeconomic characteristics, race, sex, and self-concept. There are few previous studies about the way that students who are repeating a class perceive themselves and their future. Therefore, this study intended to make a comparative analysis of the way that students perceive themselves and their expectations regarding their future--namely, those who were repeating the first class of high school and those who were nonrepeating first and second graders in high school. The findings indicate that the self-esteem levels of the students repeating the first class are lower than those of nonrepeating first graders and second graders. This study also found that the hopelessness levels of the students who are repeating the first class are higher than those of nonrepeating first graders and second graders. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey