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ERIC Number: EJ947937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Autonomy, Educational Plans, and Self-Esteem in Institution-Reared and Home-Reared Teenagers in Estonia
Tulviste, Tiia
Youth & Society, v43 n4 p1335-1354 Dec 2011
The study examines autonomy, self-esteem, and educational plans for the future of 109 institution-reared and 106 home-reared teenagers (15-19 years). Teenagers were asked to complete the Teen Timetable Scale (Feldman & Rosenthal), two Emotional Autonomy Scales (Steinberg & Silverberg), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and answer questions about their educational plans for the future. Institution-reared teenagers were found to score lower than their home-reared peers on emotional and behavioral autonomy and self-esteem. Furthermore, plans for future education tended to be less extensive among the institution-reared. Institution-reared boys scored higher on emotional autonomy than institution-reared girls. Boys living at home had the highest scores on self-esteem that also set them apart from home-reared girls. Behavioral autonomy and deidealization predicted adolescents' self-esteem but was not linked to their educational plans. The findings indicate that institutionalization influences children's autonomy development in a negative manner. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale