ERIC Number: ED347877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
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Self Concept and Metacognition in Ethnic Minorities.
Hartman, Hope; And Others
A study investigated the relationships between academic self-concepts, metacognitive problem solving, and ethnicity in entering college freshmen minority men and women. The study hypothesized, first, a positive relationship between metacognitive problem solving skills and academic self-concepts, and second that there would be ethnic differences between self-concepts and metacognition and the relationships between them. A sample of 214 urban university students (42 percent Black, 31 percent Hispanic, 18 percent Asian and 2 percent White). Students responded to several research instruments including: (1) a 42-item Likert scale assessing the types of and frequencies of metacognitive thinking; (2) an eight item instrument assessing students' general academic self-concept; and (3) an instrument assessing self-concept in mathematics, English, science and social studies. The results indicated that despite variability due to ethnicity and gender, there was a moderately positive relationship between students' self-reports of their metacognitive activities and their self-concepts. The strongest relationships were between general self-concept and subject-specific self-concepts. Ethnicity results showed that Asians had the strongest intercorrelations of metacognition and general self-concept. Included are three tables, 2 figures, and 16 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Self Concept of Ability Scale (Brookover)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, CA, August 20-24, 1991).