ERIC Number: ED052878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-15
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Composite Self-Concept of the Southwestern Indian Adolescent; An Inservice Action Research Project of Sherman Institute. Supplement Issues--429-S.
Paxton, S. Gabe, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-concept of the southwestern Indian adolescent. Hypotheses tested were (1) that a selected sample of self-reference statements can be used to obtain a composite self-concept of the Indian adolescent; (2) that the composite self-concept of the Indian adolescent varies according to tribal groups; and (3) that a self-concept rating system can be obtained from the derived data. A Q-instrument containing 50 self-reference statements was developed by the investigator, who administered the instrument to 411 Indian adolescents selected from Sherman Institute, Riverside, California; these students represented 5 southwestern tribal groups: 100 Navajos, 100 Pimas, 96 Papagos, 90 Apaches, and 25 Hopis. The investigator made an item analysis and accepted a group response if it comprised more than 67% or less than 34%. It was concluded that a composite self-concept of the Indian adolescent can be obtained using Q-technique methodology. While there were some self-concepts common to all 5 tribal groups, data indicated that there were also important and definite variations as to tribal perceptions of self and that a self-concept rating system can be obtained from the derived data and is desirable. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States (Southwest)