ERIC Number: ED037797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Differences Between Self-Concepts of Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged High School Students Within Certain Types of Rural and Urban Communities. Final Report.
Cook, Keith E.
Responses were sought to the following questions: (1) Are there differences between self concepts of disadvantaged and nondisadvantaged students? (2) Do these differences, if any, occur within and/or among different types of communities? A total of 373 students were selected from Maine communities designated "rural depressed,""rural nondepressed,""affluent suburban," and "typical urban." The Tennessee Self Concept Scale and an Individual Data Sheet were administered. Each subject was categorized from the data as "disadvantaged" or "nondisadvantaged," and also according to community status, sex and grade level. Factorial analysis of variance revealed that the disadvantaged feel less adequate in social interaction than did the nondisadvantaged. On seven other aspects of self concept no class differences existed. "Rural depressed" subjects had a more positive self concept than "affluent suburban." The disadvantaged "rural nondepressed" experienced the greatest negative self concept. In general, it is very difficult to generalize on self concepts of the disadvantaged, and suggestions for further research include the need to treat the group as heterogeneous rather than homogeneous. (CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.