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Are there links between children's self-esteem and parent/child interaction in Guatemalan children?
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This investigation examined the relations between children’s self-esteem and parent/child interaction. It also searched for a link between self-esteem and numbers of siblings, gender and working after school. 47 students from public schools in Guatemala City, Guatemala (age 10-14 years old) participated in this study (14 girls and 33 boys). Participants completed measures of Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and a questionnaire regarding Parent - Child Interactions. The study showed that there was a positive correlation in boys’ population between level of self-esteem and parent - child interaction, but a negative correlation for girls. A positive correlation in girls’ population was shown between self-esteem and number of siblings, a negative correlation was shown between self-esteem and working after school. However in boys’ population there was a positive correlation between self-esteem and working after school, and a negative correlation for siblings. There is also a skewed distribution in boys’ and girls’ answers, and no generalizations can be made because of too few respondents, therefore further studies in this area should be done

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2014. , 17 p.
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self-esteem, child, family, parent-child interction, gender, child labour, siblings
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-24405OAI: diva2:693210
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Available from: 2014-02-28 Created: 2014-02-03 Last updated: 2014-02-28Bibliographically approved

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