ERIC Number: ED254559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Criterion Validity of the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale.
Guiton, Gretchen W.; Zachary, Robert A.
It was hypothesized in this document that lowered self-concept would be associated with children exhibiting problems such as delinquency or childhood depression. The differences in self-concept between 97 clinic and 485 nonclinic children were investigated by administration of the Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale. The reported self-esteem of both groups were compared using analysis of variance techniques. Results indicated that the clinic sample had significantly lower self-concept scores on the total scale and on five of the six cluster scales than did the nonclinic group. The clinic group had higher self-concept scores on 7 of the 80 individual items; these may represent a combination of compensatory behavior and denial. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Denial (Psychology); Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1984).