ERIC Number: ED029336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Pattern of Achievement as Related to the Perceived Self.
Gill, Mohindra P.
A significant relationship may be said to exist between patterns of achievement (defined as underachievement, average achievement and overachievement) and perceived self (defined as the self as known to the person, as it exists now). A study, conducted at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, investigated this relationship, using as subjects 1,424 ninth grade students. The subjects self perceptions were inferred from ratings on each of the eight factors of the Perceived-Self Scale. Results indicated a significant relationship between patterns of achievement and perceived self. The finding that a positive feeling of acceptance by teachers and peers was more commonly associated with overachievement than with underachievement, demonstrates the importance of teachers' attitudes toward students in shaping their role in self concepts. Therefore, teachers should consider self concept as an important aspect of learning and development which the school, through its educational process, should seek to promote and foster in every child. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Perceived Self Scale (Gill)
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Los Angeles, California, February 5-8, 1969