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ERIC Number: EJ836252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Self-Esteem among Adult Literacy Learners
Lipnevich, Anastasiya; Beder, Hal
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v1 n2 p73-82 Sum 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate adult literacy education learners' self-esteem and to examine the relationship between self-esteem and measures of achievement in reading and math. The rationale for the present study stemmed from the lack of research into adult literacy students' self-esteem levels. More than 200 learners enrolled in adult literacy classes were selected for participation. In the absence of self-esteem norms for this population, a group of 44 doctoral students was used for comparison. Important findings of this study are: (a) contrary to the popular belief that adult literacy education learners' self-esteem is low, their self-esteem is virtually the same as a sample from a highly educated population; and (b) the reading and math achievement levels of adult literacy education learners appear to be positively correlated with their self-esteem. (Contains 6 tables and 6 footnotes.)
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey