Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1994

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Daniel C. Robinson

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a positive change in levels of self-esteem for students who completed a Personal Growth and Development course at Purdue University. The study also examined if there was a greater change in levels of self-esteem for students enrolled in a Personal Growth and Development course compared to students enrolled in an Educational Psychology course;The 102 respondents were fall 1993 enrollees of two selected courses at Purdue University. The instrument employed in the study was the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS), a 100 item Likert inventory. A 100% response rate was achieved. The dependent variables were the pre- and post-tests, repeated measures within subject variable for Group I and Group II, between subject variables and the level of self-esteem. The independent variables consisted of gender, college level classification, community type and size, family size, and involvement in high school and college activities;The findings reported a significant difference in a positive change in students' self-esteem levels enrolled in EDPS 100 based on pre- and post-test scores. There was also a significant difference in self-esteem gain scores of upper class students (juniors and seniors) versus lower class students (freshmen and sophomores). In addition, there was a larger gain score in self-esteem levels of students enrolled in EDPS 100 versus students' enrolled in EDPS 230 as measured by the TSCS.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9996

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Carmen Taylor Tillery

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9531818

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

118 pages

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