The role of self-esteem, hope and external factors in predicting resilience among regional boarding elementary school students

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2007
Kaya, Nisa Gökden
This syudy aims to find out the role of self-esteem, hope and external factors in predicting resilience of students in Regional Boarding Elemantary Schools. The sample was 391 students in 6. 7. and 8. grades of Regional Boarding Elemantary Schools in Ankara. A demographic data form developed by the researcher, California Resilience and Youth Developmant Module (CDE, WestEd, 2001; Gizir, 2004), Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (Çuhadaroğlu, 1985; Rosenberg, 1965), and Children's Hope Scale (Kemer & Atik, 2006; Synder et al., 1997) were used to collect data. Multiple regression analysis for the total sample results revealed that predictor variables explained 69% of the total variance. According to results Hope, and some external assets (Home Caring Relationships, High Expectations, and Meaningful Participation, Community Caring Relationships and High Expectations; School and Community Meaningful Participation; Peer Caring Relationships and High Expectations) were important predictors of resilience. However, Self-esteem and two external assets (School Caring Relationships and High Expectations; and School Connectedness) did not contribute to internal assets of resilience scores. Furthermore, findings showed differences between boys and girls in terms of the predictor variables of resilience. Regression analysis indicated that the model with eight predictors explained 69% of the total variance among females and %70 for males. On the other hand, male students possesed five protective factors predicting resilience, whereas females had three.

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N. G. Kaya, “The role of self-esteem, hope and external factors in predicting resilience among regional boarding elementary school students,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.