Discriminating between primary school students with high and low self-esteem.

Burnett, Paul & Howard, Kellie (2002) Discriminating between primary school students with high and low self-esteem. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 19(1), pp. 18-29.

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From an initial sample of 747 primary school students, the top 16 percent (n =116) with high self-esteem (HSE) and the bottom 15 percent (n = I1 I) with low selfesteem (LSE) were se/eeted. These two groups were then compared on personal and classroom variables. Significant differences were found for all personal (self-talk, selfconcepts) and classroom (teacher feedback, praise, teacher-student relationship, and classroom environment) variables. Students with HSE scored more highly on all variables. Discriminant Function Analysis (DFA) was then used to determine which variables discriminated between these two groups of students. Learner self-concept, positive and negative self-talk, classroom environment, and effort feedback were the best discriminators of students with high and low self-esteem. Implications for educational psychologists and teachers are discussed.

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ID Code: 26840
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Classroom Environment, Primary School, Self-Esteem, Self-Talk
ISSN: 0816-5122
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 The Australian Psychological Society
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2009 23:15
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2011 05:12

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