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Dissertation Information for Lynne Simpson-Scott

NAME:
- Lynne Simpson-Scott

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of North Texas (USA) (2009)

ADVISORS:
- Linda Schamber

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Yvonne Jeannette Chandler
- Jon Young
- Gerald A. Knezek

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: Self-perceived information seeking skills and self-esteem in adolescents by race and gender

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation between self-perceived information seeking skills and self-esteem in adolescents and, further, to determine whether this correlation varied according to race and gender. Tenth-grade students from three public high schools in a Midwestern city were given two instruments. Self-perceived information seeking skills were measured using a modified version of the Information Skills Checklist from High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium's Profiler website. Self-esteem was measured by the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, which is designed for students 12 years of age and over. The scale has six separate measures of self-esteem: physical, moral-ethical self, personal self, family self, social self and academic self. These six measures are used to determine overall level of self-esteem.

The results showed a statistically significant correlation between self-perceived information seeking skills and at least one facet of self-esteem for all groups measured, with one exception. African American males were the only adolescents to show no correlation between scores from these two instruments. It is hoped that this research will ultimately be used to develop policies regarding the development of information seeking skills in disenfranchised groups.

MPACT Scores for Lynne Simpson-Scott

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calculated 2010-02-08 12:38:49

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