Self-Esteem and Creativity in Moroccan Primary Education: A Comparative study between State-run and Private School students of EL-Kelaa Des Sraghna as a case study

Authors

  • Abdelali Elbouhssini Faculty of Education Sciences, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52223/JSSA22-030203-34

Keywords:

Self-esteem, Creativity, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Torrance test of creative thinking

Abstract

The current study investigates the relationships between self-esteem and creativity among primary school students in Morocco. In this study, three different schools, private and state-run, situated in urban and suburban areas have been investigated. A total of 85 students participated in this study. The students belong to the 6th grade and their ages range from 11 to 12 years. The students’ self-esteem has been assessed using the widely used Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale (1989), whereas their creativity has been tested following Torrance test of Creative Thinking (1966; 1984). The teachers of these students were also interviewed about the issue in question. This research hypothesizes that students with high self-esteem are more likely to be creative than those with lower self-esteem. The study correlated results indicate significant relationships between self-esteem and students’ creative performance.  Students who live in urban areas have higher self-esteem than those who live and study in the suburbs. Also, students who study in private schools have higher self-esteem and thus better creative performance. The study also shows that high-self-esteem is, in most cases, associated with females and hence their creative performance is higher than their male counterparts.

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Published

2022-04-30

How to Cite

Elbouhssini, A. (2022). Self-Esteem and Creativity in Moroccan Primary Education: A Comparative study between State-run and Private School students of EL-Kelaa Des Sraghna as a case study. Journal of Social Sciences Advancement, 3(2), 73–80. https://doi.org/10.52223/JSSA22-030203-34
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