ERIC Number: ED196143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-22
Reference Count: 0
Effects of the Middle School on Self-Concept Development.
Hartzell, Gerald R.
The effect of the middle school experience upon the pre-adolescent's self-concept development is the focus of this report. Self-concept is defined as an understanding of the self based upon an internal frame of reference. The development of a positive self-concept has been frequently listed as a goal of the middle schools. Five research projects conducted in the early 1970s compared the self-concepts of middle school students with those of control students in conventional forms of intermediate education. The findings of these studies were widely disparate. Both the number of studies reported and the inconsistent results indicate a need for some conclusive research to determine the effects of the middle school on pre-adolescents' self-concept development. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Allentown School District, PA.