ERIC Number: ED164210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Correlates of the Academic and Non-Academic Self-Concepts of Mexican-American Pupils.
Eiszler, Charles F.
The relation of 20 predictor variables to the academic and non-academic self-concepts of 274 six to nine year old Mexican American migrant children were examined by canonical correlation and canonical variate analysis to determine whether self-concept was a multi-faceted construct. Academic and non-academic self-concepts were taken from the Self-Appraisal Inventory. Four sets of predictor variables included 11 teacher-rated classroom behaviors assessed by the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale, 4 aspects of attitudes toward school measured by the School Sentiment Index, age levels, and teacher-rated language capability. The analysis determined canonical relations accounting for 51% of the total variance. Correlations between the canonical variates produced by the analysis and the original variables lead to the conclusion that the first and second variates were due to the relations of academic and non-academic self-concept measures to the prediction variables. Canonical variate analysis was also used to describe the different patterns of relations between the two aspects of self-concept and the 20 predictors. The validity of inferring self-concept from classroom behaviors of minority group children was discussed in relation to the finding that several behaviors usually considered negative correlates of self-concept measures were found to be positive correlates in this study. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Nonacademic Self Concept