Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

First Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Second Advisor

Edward Doerr

Third Advisor

Judy Goedeker-Sulz


The differences in the average self-esteem scores between adolescents who have not been pregnant, adolescents who are pregnant, and adolescents who have a child was the focus of this study. The subjects were adolescents ranging in age from 12 to 19 who were living in a residential treatment facility. The participants were administered the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory. The results found that self-esteem and pregnancy status were weakly correlated but was unable to find a significance due to the low number of subjects .