ON THE CORRELATION BETWEEN GENERAL SELF-ESTEEM AND CULTURAL STEREOTYPES: THE CASE OF UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING STUDENTS IN THE STUDY PROGRAM ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Published: 4 Sep 2014
Abstract: The submitted paper explores the correlation between the variable of general self-esteem of undergraduate teacher training students whose major is English language and literature and the variable of cultural stereotypes. Rosenberg`s General Self-Esteem Scale and Cultural Stereotypes Scale (the latter created as a result of the author`s previous studies) were utilised in order to prove the hypothesis that students with a low self-esteem are prone to the choice of negative cultural stereotypes. Possible impacts of such preferences and possible minimisation of cultural bias are suggested. The examined mutual dependence also points to high interdisciplinarity of the field of intercultural communication and the demands that it places on future English language teachers.
Keywords: general self-esteem, cultural stereotypes, rosenberg`s general self-esteem scale, cultural stereotypes scale, undergraduate teacher training students
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