ERIC Number: ED252772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Mediators of Early Adolescent Self-Image.
Jones, Randal M.; Thornburg, Hershel D.
Studies have shown that school transition may have an impact on early adolescent self-image. In order to examine the effects of school and grade transition on early adolescent self-image, and to examine the duration of these effects, the Personal Opinion Survey (POS), containing nine measures of self-image, was administered to 296 fifth and sixth grade students who were projected to enter the same middle school the following year. Following the school transition, the same students completed the POS four times during the first 9 weeks of the new school year. Analysis of results revealed significant transition effects in measures of self-consciousness, victimization, and anonymity. The effects of transition had dissipated by the 9th week of the new school year, indicating that the"detriments" to self-image attributable to school transition were transitory. (BH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Transition
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).