Optimization of Russian primary school graduates’ self-esteem in the personality-developing learning environment

Natalia Ivanova


The article reveals the capacity of the designed personality-developing learning environment for optimizing the establishment of self-esteem of the fourth-grade pupils - Russian primary school graduates. Negative manifestations in the development of self-esteem of children in the fourth year of schooling along with insufficient knowledge of the environmental approach to the formation of self-esteem of fourth-grade pupils, stated by Russian authors, make the material of the work relevant.

The theoretical basis of the article is psychological and pedagogical research of Russian scientists in the field of the educational environment and self-esteem of schoolchildren. The author provides the content of an empirical research study, which 213 fourth-grade schoolchildren took part in, reveals the embodied conditions and opportunities aimed at improvement of fourth-grade pupils’ self-esteem in each of the components of the experimental educational environment. According to the findings of the study, it has been proven that the personality-developing educational environment, which the experimental group was immersed in, had a positive and statistically reliable effect on the level of self-esteem of the fourth-grade schoolchildren, as well as on the level of their aspirations. Research materials can be used in educational practice to optimize the personal growth of students aged 10-11 years.


Self-esteem; Personality; Educational approach; Primary school; Primary school graduate

DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v11i2.21996


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