School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Education, Homeschool, Homeschooling, Resiliency, Self-Esteem, Social-Connectedness
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Other Education
Jones, Nicole, "The Effects of Social-Connectedness and Self-Esteem on the Resiliency of Homeschool Students" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1704.
The purpose of this bivariate regression study was to determine if social-connectedness and self-esteem are good predictors of resiliency in homeschool students. Within the study, two research questions were asked: (1) How accurately can resiliency, as measured by the Child and Youth Resilience Measure, be predicted by social-connectedness, as measured by Lee and Robbins Social Connectedness Scale, in homeschooled students? (2) How accurately can resiliency, as measured by the Child and Youth Resilience Measure, be predicted by self-esteem, as measured by Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale, in homeschooled students? To best address these questions, a quantitative approach was used to determine if a predictive relationship exists between resiliency and social-connectedness or resiliency and self-esteem. Data were collected by means of surveys and a demographic questionnaire. Data were analyzed in SPSS using bivariate regression to determine if there was a predictive relationship between social-connectedness and resiliency or self-esteem and resiliency in homeschooled students. Results indicated there was a statistically significant predictive relationship between social-connectedness and resiliency. There was not a statistically significant predictive relationship between self-esteem and resiliency. Recommendations for further research include using a larger sample size, using a different population, using different instruments, and using a different age group.