A Comparison of the Self-Esteem of Third Grade Children from Non-traditional and Traditional Families


Carol Feuerhelm

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between measures of self worth of third grade children from traditional or non-traditional families. Three third grade classes were given the Self-Perception Profile for Children which asked questions about how students felt about themselves. The results showed a significant difference between the self worth of students from traditional and non-traditional families with students from traditional families revealing higher measures of self worth. Recent research on self worth or self esteem from divorced, step, single, and traditional family patterns are discussed. In addition to family patterns, other factors which may influence self esteem and children's behaviors are discussed.

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Feuerhelm, C. (1993). A comparison of the self-esteem of third grade children from non-traditional and traditional families (Master's thesis, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA). Retrieved from http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/education_masters/3/

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