Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of the creative drama in Turkish language teaching in increasing the level of self-esteem in 7th grade students. Fifty 7th grade students in Samsun participated in the current study. The sample consisted of 24 girls and 26 boys. Participants’ ages ranged from 12 to 14 years (M=12.70, SD=.51). The students were evaluated using the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory. In this study, pre- and post-test with control group design were utilized. The results of the two-way ANOVA for mixed measures showed that the differences between the scores of the experimental group and control group were significant. The creative drama in Turkish language teaching increases the self-esteem level of the 7th grade students significantly.
Keywords: creative drama, self-esteem, turkish language teaching