This item still needs to be validated !
Title: Five-year-olds' behaviorally presented self-esteem: relations to self-perceptions and stability across a three-year period
Authors: Verschueren, Karine ×
Marcoen, Alfons
Buyck, Pieter #
Issue Date: Oct-1998
Publisher: Heldref Publications
Series Title: Journal of Genetic Psychology vol:159 issue:3 pages:273-9
Abstract: In this study (a) the connection between 5-year-olds' behaviorally presented self-esteem and their domain-specific self-perceptions and (b) the stability in behaviorally presented self-esteem across a 3-year period (between age 5 and age 8) were examined. The behavioral manifestations of self-esteem were rated by the children's teachers using the Behavioral Rating Scale of Presented Self-Esteem in Young Children (J. Haltiwanger & S. Harter, 1988). The children's domain-specific self-perceptions were assessed by the Pictorial Scale for Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance (S. Harter & R. Pike, 1984). Ninety-five 5-year-olds (50 boys and 45 girls) and their teachers participated. Follow-up data on behavioral self-esteem were available for 55 of the children (30 boys and 25 girls). The results showed, first, that 5-year-olds' presented self-esteem as rated by their teachers was positively and significantly related to the children's perceptions of competence, but not to their perceptions of social acceptance. Second, a high degree of stability in presented self-esteem was found between age 5 and age 8. Some implications of these results for educational practice are discussed.
ISSN: 0022-1325
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:School Psychology and Development in Context
Centre for Developmental Psychology (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science