Yeah, self-esteem has minute role to play in ones academic performance than what his/her self-confidence does. I have seen academically brilliant people who were victims of child abuse. The minute role that self-esteem plays is that if it is too low then it hinders the persons decision to participate in an academic exercise. Of course, there is a tug-of-war between both confidence and esteem.
Now, we have to investigate Unsupervised and Supervised Learners efficacy/esteem/confidence values on their academic performances. The boundary for a Supervised learner can be defined whereas the Unsupervised learners boundary has a long range like the child could be in an environment where nobody reads/writes but goes to school and there can be a child who is not going to school, nor has parents to take care. Why Im bringing this point to your notice is that most of the time we ignore the unsupervised learners in our experiments and that they are also learning something or the other which boosts their confidence and I dont know how the esteem.
This post was far more than being informative. Quite a long write-up. Thank You, Saga.
We are not victims, we are creators. Maybe some great teacher will come along who will reveal to us our own power. The teacher would tell us we must detach ourselves from our reliance on the values and opinions of our culture. We must become independent. We must become self-reliant. If we would trust ourselves, we would find our powers multiplied. We have come to put the world right, and should be embarrassed by the sympathy of others. The moment you take genuine self-sourced and original action, nobody will pity you. They will admire and emulate you, now and in generations to come.