Teaching self-esteem undermines students’ academic achievement

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January 10, 2013
by Hans Bader  
Posted in Commentary

"Self-control, not self-esteem, leads to success, researchers have found. Indeed, teaching self-esteem actually harms students’ achievement and work ethic. In one study, university students who’d earned C, D and F grades ‘received encouragement aimed at boosting their self-worth.’ They did worse than students with similar grades whose self-esteem had been left alone." (01/10/13)


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