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ERIC Number: ED053160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 13
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The Measurement of Self-Concept of Disadvantaged Students.
Zirkel, Perry Alan; Greene, John Francis
In a preliminary study, researchers found that self-concept was related to ethnic group membership but not mixture (majority-minority dynamics). The purposes of this study were (1) to further explore the relationship between self-concept and ethnic group membership and mixture by employing a teacher-rating instrument on the teachers of a sample of students concurrently administered a self-rating instrument, and (2) to determine the relationship between the two instruments for the total sample and selected stratifications. Contrary to the self-perceptions of the students themselves in the previous study, Puerto Rican children were not measured to have a significantly lower self-concept than Negro and white children. The results of this study reveal that the instruments are interacting significantly with ethnic group. Thus, when feasible, both measures should be employed in an effort to maximize the understanding of self-concept and its relationship to other variables. A moderate, positive relationship exists between the two measures. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New York, New York, February 1971