The relationship between student involvement and self-esteem among college sophomore women Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/bk128g23g

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • This study examined the relationship between self-esteem and student involvement among American college sophomore women. Self-esteem is defined as "a positive or negative attitude toward the self" (Rosenberg, 1989, xxviii). Student involvement is defined as the amount of time a student spends actively involved in various activities in college (Astin, 1985a). Using the five categories of student involvement (involvement with faculty, involvement with work, involvement with student peers, academic involvement, and other involvement) as outlined by Astin (1985a), a Pearson correlation analysis was conducted between student involvement and self-esteem. In addition, demographics information was gathered to determine additional trends. This study was conducted using a random sample of sophomore women. An additional 40 students of color were chosen as an oversample using a random sampling technique so that comparative analysis could be conducted. The survey instrument, Student Involvement and Experiences, was designed by the researcher and utilized the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1989). The instrument assessed time involved in five categories of student involvement, level of self-esteem, and additional demographics information. Results of the study did not confirm that student involvement is positively related to the personal outcome of self-esteem (Astin, 1985a). Results showed a negative correlation between high self-esteem and high other and total involvement for the random sample. Results showed a negative correlation between high self-esteem and high other involvement for white/caucasian students. No correlation was found between student involvement and self-esteem for students of color. The results of this study suggest further quantitative and qualitative research should be conducted to determine the cause behind the negative relationship between high student involvement and high self-esteem for sophomore women. In order to provide for the best college experience, it is important that staff, faculty, and administrators more fully understand the experiences of sophomore women.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • Master files scanned at 600 ppi (256 Grayscale) using Capture Perfect 3.0.82 on a Canon DR-9080C in TIF format. PDF derivative scanned at 300 ppi (256 Grayscale), using Capture Perfect 3.0.82, on a Canon DR-9080C. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2009-07-01T16:22:07Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Bridges_Laurie_M_1999.pdf: 453193 bytes, checksum: 0fdf08dd940a197ca1e01c63014ad81a (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2009-07-01T16:22:06Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Bridges_Laurie_M_1999.pdf: 453193 bytes, checksum: 0fdf08dd940a197ca1e01c63014ad81a (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2009-07-01T16:14:39Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Bridges_Laurie_M_1999.pdf: 453193 bytes, checksum: 0fdf08dd940a197ca1e01c63014ad81a (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Joe Nguyen (jnscanner@gmail.com) on 2009-06-30T21:36:04Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Bridges_Laurie_M_1999.pdf: 453193 bytes, checksum: 0fdf08dd940a197ca1e01c63014ad81a (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 10/20/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items