ERIC Number: ED027068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
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The Thomas Self-Concept Values Test.
Thomas, Walter L.
A test was developed to assess personal self-concept values of preprimary and primary aged children. If large scale preschool programs are to be justified, effects in the areas of intellectual growth, achievement performance, and personal-social growth must be observable in children several years after preschool experience and must be measurable by standardized methods. Since the self-concept is related to future aspirations and academic achievement, value training appears to be an important outcome of preschool education. The fourteen value factors included in this instrument are happiness, cleanliness, sociability, sharing, ability, male acceptance, fear of things, fear of people, strength, size, health, attractiveness, material (desire for things), and independence. Each child tested is asked to respond to a set of items which indicate how he feels his mother (or teacher or peers) views him. A fourth set of items asks how he perceives himself. A Polaroid print of the child helps him to gain objectivity as he thinks of himself in relation to another's perception of him. Administration and scoring instructions, norming data, and conversion tables, as well as a comprehensive bibliography, are included in this report. (MS)
Descriptors: Children, Item Analysis, Measurement Instruments, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Tests, Primary Education, Psychological Evaluation, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing, Values
Educational Service Company, P. O. Box 1882, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501.
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