Study on global self-esteem predictors in elementary school children. Differences according to sex and age

Revista Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento. 2011;3(3):1-7


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Journal Title: Revista Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento

ISSN: 1852-4206 (Print)

Publisher: Universidad de Córdoba

Society/Institution: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Psicología

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Country of publisher: Argentina

Language of fulltext: Spanish

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Raimundi, María Julia

Molina, María Fernanda


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Time From Submission to Publication: 32 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The perception of the value of themselves as individuals is a very important outcome in childhood. The aim of this paper is to study the influence of specific domain self-perception on the self-esteem of school age children from Buenos Aires City/AR (CABA). The Self-Perception Profile for Children was administered to 219 children of both genders (mean age = 10.34; SD = 1.77) from a private school from CABA. Multiple lineal regression analysis were performed. School grade and sex differences were taken into account. The main predictor of self-esteem for the boys is the self-perception of physical appearance and for the girls the self-perception of social acceptance. Considering grade differences, the main predictor of self-esteem for children from third to fifth grade is the self-perception of physical appearance and for sixth and seventh graders the self-perception of social acceptance and behavior.