ERIC Number: ED043696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal and Self-Perceptions of Disadvantaged and Advantaged High School Students.
Soares, Anthony T.; Soares, Louise M.
Disadvantaged and advantaged high school students were tested for their self-concepts and their perceptions of their teachers' views of them. The teachers' perceptions of these students were also measured. From the vocational classes of an urban integrated high school, a sample of 91 disadvantaged students (66 males and 25 females) and 71 advantaged students (54 males and 17 females) were randomly selected. The twelve teachers of these students were also involved. Disadvantagement was determined in terms of annual family income (less than $4,000), living quarters (low-rent tenements or subsidized housing), and receipt of state aid or welfare funds. There was a minority composition of over 50 percent Negroes and Puerto Ricans among the disadvantaged students, and a white majority of 75 percent among the advantaged. An inventory of 40 bipolar traits was given to the students, and the teacher group was given some traits but with instructions to rate each of the students in the sample who were in the instructor's class. It was found that disadvantaged students view themselves similarly to how they believe others look at them, but the teachers actually see them less positively. However, teachers tended to think more highly of advantaged students. (Author/DM)
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Note: Paper presented at the 78th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Miami Beach, Fla., September 1970