Date of Award
School of Social Work
Dr. Gale Horton
This study investigates the impact of race, age, gender, parental support, and the number of parents in the nuclear family and its effect on child and adolescent self-esteem. The correlation research design was used to determine if a relationship existed between the independent variable selfesteem and the dependent variables race, gender, level of parental support and the number of parents in the nuclear family. A simple random sample of 120 students was conducted. The two theories that were used with this study was Social Learning Theory and Symbolic Interaction. The major findings in the study concluded that there is a relationship between self-esteem of children and adolescents and race, gender, parental support and the number of parents in the nuclear family.
Nesmith, Katrina, "The self-esteem of children from single parent and two parent homes between the ages 10-15 years old" (1994). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3805.