ERIC Number: ED206679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Is There an Association Between Student's (1) Self Concept, (2) Liking for School, and (3) Choice of Time Spent in Subject Area and Their Level of Preparation for Fourth Grade? PREPS Research Project, 1980-81. [Final Report].
Abram, Marie J.
Concern for an apparent drop in liking for school by fourth grade students led to the study reported here. It was felt that less adequately prepared students would like school less than their counterparts. Moreover, three self-concept scales were thought to be connected to the observed decline. Four instruments were administered to fourth graders in the Hart County (Kentucky) School System. These included: liking for school, happiness and satisfaction, popularity, anxiety. In addition, seven subscales of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) were used as indicators of students' preparation for fourth grade. Results found no association between grade four preparation and three dependent variables (liking for school, popularity, anxiety). Association was found between four subareas of the CTBS (reading comprehension, total reading, math concepts, math application) and the happiness and satisfaction scale. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Coll. of Education.; Hart County School System, Munfordville, KY.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Hart County School System KY; Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale