ERIC Number: ED250602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Examining the Dimensionality of Self-Concept Using the Piers-Harris.
Wendler, Cathy L. W.
The existence of a general construct of self-concept has been well documented and generally accepted. To examine the multidimensionality of self-concept, 485 school age children (248 females, 237 males) completed the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale, which included an assessment of six subareas: behavior, intellectual and school status, physical appearance and attributes, anxiety, popularity, and hapiness and satisfaction. The responses were factor analyzed using a hierarchical factor analysis procedure. Results indicated the presence of a general, dominant factor of self-concept. In addition, several secondary factors emerged, providing support for the multidimensionality of the general construct of self-concept as measured by the Piers-Harris. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).