ERIC Number: ED037775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-2
Reference Count: 0
Differences in Self-Perceptions of Disadvantaged Students.
Soares, Anthony T.; Soares, Louise M.
The study tests two hypothesis: (1) disadvantaged children have significantly higher self-perceptions than advantaged children at both the elementary and secondary school levels, and (2) disadvantaged and advantaged elementary school children have significantly higher self-perceptions than disadvantaged and advantaged high school students. 661 advantaged and disadvantaged students were used from both elementary and secondary levels. An inventory of forty bipolar traits was administered to the students in five forms to obtain five different dimensions of their self-perception. Results of analysis indicate significance between elementary and secondary students and between advantaged and disadvantaged groups. Also shown are significant interactions involving group and level factors. The report concludes that elementary school children have higher self-images than secondary school students, and that disadvantaged children also have higher self-images than advantaged children. (author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Univ., CT.; American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970