The relationships between ethnic identity, collective self-esteem and academic self-efficacy among students at a higher learning institution

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dc.contributor.advisor Wagner, Claire en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Thomas, Tsholofelo Angela en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T21:06:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-25 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T21:06:03Z
dc.date.created 2011-09-09 en
dc.date.issued 2011-10-25 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-06-09 en
dc.description Dissertation (Master of Arts)--University of Pretoria, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract Previous research has shown relationships between ethnic identity and other aspects of the self-concept such as efficacy and self-esteem, particularly among minority groups. This study examined the relationships between ethnic identity, collective self-esteem and academic self-efficacy. These relationships were examined among an overall sample of 144 respondents, and among two distinct samples consisting of Black and White respondents, respectively. Results showed positive correlations between ethnic identity and academic self-efficacy, collective self-esteem and academic self-efficacy, and between ethnic identity and collective self-esteem for the overall sample. Similar results were found for the sample consisting of Black respondents only. For the White sample, a positive correlation was found between collective self-esteem and ethnic identity only. The study further examined the relationships between academic self-efficacy and the ethnic identity and collective self-esteem subscales. For the overall sample, positive correlations were found between academic self-efficacy and the ethnic identity search and commitment subscales. Correlations for this sample were also found between academic self-efficacy and the membership self-esteem and private collective self-esteem subscales. For the Black sample, correlations were found between academic self-efficacy and the ethnic identity search and commitment subscales. Furthermore, there were correlations between academic self-efficacy and the membership self-esteem subscale, as well as the private collective self-esteem subscale for Black respondents. For the White sample, no relationships were found between academic self-efficacy and any of the collective self-esteem and ethnic identity subscales. Furthermore, limitations of the current study were identified and, subsequently, recommendations for future research were made. It was recommended that future research include other aspects of the self-concept such as personal self-esteem and actual academic achievement, so as to determine the relationships between these and the variables examined in the current study. en
dc.description.availability unrestricted en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.identifier.citation Thomas, TA 2010, The relationships between ethnic identity, collective self-esteem and academic self-efficacy among students at a higher learning institution, MA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25383 > en
dc.identifier.other C11/9/316/ag en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06092011-145231/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25383
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2010 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject Academic self-efficacy en
dc.subject Collective self-esteem en
dc.subject Ethnic identity en
dc.subject Self-concept en
dc.subject Discrimination en
dc.subject Prejudice en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title The relationships between ethnic identity, collective self-esteem and academic self-efficacy among students at a higher learning institution en
dc.type Dissertation en


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