Date of Award

5-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Social Work

Abstract

The current study examined if there was a statistically significant difference between Black females' hair preferences with regard to their levels of self-esteem. The researcher also examined if there was a statistically significant correlation between Black females' hair satisfaction and their self-esteem. Participants were given a 26-item online questionnaire that consisted of items from the Rosenberg Self-Esteem and Bankhead and Johnson Hair-Esteem Scale. A multiple comparison analysis revealed that there were no statistically significant differences between the self-esteem levels of Black females' based on their preferred hair preferences (f ( 4, 95) = 1.126, p=.349). However, a correlation analysis did indicate that higher levels of self-esteem were associated with higher levels of hair satisfaction - how satisfied one is with her hair (r =.540, n=99, p=.000).

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