The effects of a child development nursery laboratory classroom on adolescent self-esteem
In order to examine the change in self-esteem of adolescents enrolled in a child development/nursery laboratory program, the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory - Form B was administered early in the nursery laboratory portion of the course. It was readministered five months later. Results were analyzed using paired t-tests. Gains in self-esteem were too slight to be significant. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for future studies.