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ERIC Number: ED054284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 10
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Academic Factors Relating to the Self-Concept of Puerto Rican Pupils.
Greene, John F.; Zirkel, Perry Alan
The increasing emphasis on the affective domain in the teaching-learning situation has not produced a significant body of research on the development of self concept among Spanish-speaking--particularly Puerto Rican--students. This study investigated the relationship of the self-concept of Puerto Rican pupils with achievement, IQ, ethnic group mixture, and teacher ethnicity. The subject population comprised 333 Spanish-speaking students in 29 bilingual and control classes, grades one to three, in three Connecticut cities. The subjects were selected so as to be representative of Spanish-speaking majority classes taught by Spanish-speaking as well as Anglo teachers in schools with varying but significant numbers of Spanish-speaking students. Self-concept was measured via teacher reports on a standard instrument. The children were also tested for academic achievement and nonverbal intelligence. The results of a correlational analysis indicated that self-concept was significantly related to achievement in English and Spanish, as well as to teacher ratings of aural ability in both languages, although self-concept was not significantly related to IQ. However, the relationship between self-concept and academic achievement is demonstrated to be complex and circular. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: Connecticut; McDaniel Inferred Self Concept Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., September 1971