The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of church involvement on African American women’s self-esteem. Specifically, this study was concerned with church attendance and the variable education on the total self-esteem scores of African American women. An Ex-Post Facto Research Design was used to collect and analyze the data. Two instruments were used to collect data for the study: The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (CSEI) and a demographic questionnaire. The CSEI is adjudged to have excellent validity and reliability coefficients (Coopersmith, 1987). The data were tested through the application of the One-Way Analysis of Variance, the t-Test of Independence, and the Scheffe Post-hoc Test. Findings revealed that education and regular church attendance did produce a significant influence on the total self-esteem scores of African American women.
Wilson, D. M., Davis, J. D., Parker, C., & Ratliff, C. (2022). The Self-Esteem of African American Women: The Impact of Black Church Attendance. The Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professors, 23(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/jramp/vol23/iss2/1