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Arens, A. Katrin:

The early transition to secondary school in Germany
Effects on the level and relations of self-esteem

In: Borders, J. H. (Hrsg.): Handbook on the psychology of self-esteem New York : Nova Science (2014) , 71-90


4. Beiträge in Sammelwerken; Lexika/Enzyklopädie o.ä.

Deutschland, Empirische Untersuchung, Entwicklung, Fragebogen, Messung, Schüler, Schuljahr 04, Schuljahr 05, Schuljahr 06, Sekundarstufe I, Selbstkonzept, Selbstwertgefühl, Übergang, Vergleich

This chapter focuses on students' self-esteem in the context of the transition to secondary school in Germany which already takes place after grade 4 and might thus be detached from puberty. The transition to secondary school could affect the mean level of self-esteem as well as its relations to domain-specific facets of self-concept. These issues were examined by comparing German 4th grade and 5th grade students. To gain insights into possible rebound effects, students attending grades 5 and 6 were also compared. Two self-esteem measures were applied in order to test the generalizability of the findings. For both measures, 4th grade students were found to display higher self-esteem mean levels than 5th grade students implying a negative impact of an early transition. As 5th grade students revealed higher self-esteem mean levels than 6th grade students, self-esteem seems also to suffer from an ongoing decline during adolescence. With regard to the relations of self-esteem to domain-specific self-concept facets, the self-esteem of students after transition tended to be more loosely related to academic self-concept than the self-esteem of students before transition. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the findings and suggestions for further research. (DIPF/Orig.)

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