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ERIC Number: EJ932869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement: A Comparative Study of Adolescent Students in England and the United States
Booth, Margaret Zoller; Gerard, Jean M.
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v41 n5 p629-648 2011
Utilizing mixed methodology, this paper investigates the relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement for young adolescents within two Western cultural contexts: the United States and England. Quantitative and qualitative data from 86 North American and 86 British adolescents were utilized to examine the links between self-esteem and academic achievement from the beginning to the end of their academic year during their 11th-12th year of age. For both samples, quantitative results demonstrated that fall self-esteem was related to multiple indicators of later year academic achievement. While country differences emerge by the end of the year, math appears to have a consistent relationship with self-esteem in both country contexts. Qualitative analyses found some support for British students' self-perceptions as more accurately reflecting their academic experience than the students from the United States. (Contains 11 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A