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ERIC Number: ED209314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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The Relationship Between Voluntary Reduction of Minority Isolation and Varied Measures of Affect.
Gerken, Kathryn Clark; And Others
In order to investigate the relationship between voluntary desegregation and children's self-concept, and perceptions of control over their achievement, the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale, the Children's Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Scale (CNS-IE) or the Preschool and Primary Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Scale (PPNS-IE), and the Academic Achievement Accountability Questionnaire (AAA) were administered to a sample of 299 black and white, K-6th grade children. The data were analyzed by a series of analyses of variance. On the CNS-IE, mean scores obtained by the black opt-out children were significantly higher than the mean scores obtained by the white opt-in children indicating the black children had a more external locus of control orientation. Second graders and black neighborhood children obtained significantly lower mean scores on the AAA indicating they have a more external locus of control compared to the other groups of children. On the Children's Self-Concept Scale, the children in grades 3-4 and the black neighborhood children obtained significantly higher mean scores indicating they have a more positive self-concept compared to the other groups of children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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