Campus Access Only
All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of University of the Pacific. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.
The Effects Of The Wise Self-Esteem Project Upon The Development Of Self-Esteem In Primary Grade Children
Date of Award
Purpose of the study was to determine the effects of the Wise Self-Esteem Project (WISEP) on the development of self-esteem in primary grade children. Sample population was ethnically composed of approximately 270 Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White students. The majority of students were White and Hispanic; a lesser proportion were Asian and Black. The research questions focused on gains in self-esteem for WISEP participants. The Self-Appraisal Inventory (SAI), a student self-report measure, and the Behavioral Academic Self-Esteem (BASE), an observer rating scale, were used for data collection. Data analyses were based on pretest and posttest data from both instruments. Three-Way Anova of the gain scores indicated consistently superior gains for WISEP participants on all BASE subtests for grades one and three. Pearson correlation showed correlations between subtest scores to be substantial and significant. Second-grade WISEP participants whose research circumstances differed from first- and third-grade participants compared less favorably with second-grade control group. Chi-Square Test of Association showed gains of self-esteem level for WISEP participants to be significantly higher than the control group. Anova results indicated a significant gain in one category of self-esteem on the SAI for WISEP participants at the first-grade level. There were no significant gains for WISEP participants in any of the four categories at second- and third-grade level and no significant gains for the control group at any of the three grade levels.
Wise, Wendy E.. (1985). The Effects Of The Wise Self-Esteem Project Upon The Development Of Self-Esteem In Primary Grade Children. University of the Pacific, Dissertation. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/3474