Self-Evaluation among Jamaican High School Girls

Self-Evaluation among Jamaican High School Girls

was first published in Social and Economic Studies Volume 23 Number 4 December 1973 Pg407-426 and reprinted in Caribbean Journal of Education Volume 26 Numbers 1 and 2 April/September 2006 Pp 47-75

The article is an empirical study of self-evaluation as measured by self-esteem, self-disparity and manifest anxiety among a random stratified sample of girls in Jamaican high schools in the city of Kingston in relation to their race/colour, socioeconomic background and the perception of their teachers. The study employs a cross-sequential design and includes 721 girls. The data obtained are used to test eight hypotheses six of which are confirmed and two rejected.

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