ERIC Number: ED037780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Validation of a Pictorial Self-Concept Scale for Children in K-4.
Bolea, Angelo S.; And Others
The study discusses the development of a self-concept measure for children in kindergarten and the lower elementary grades. A scale (Pictorial Self-Concept Scale), was constructed from children's statements about themselves. This scale was administered to kindergarten through fourth grade subjects. Each child separated 50 cartoon picture cards into three piles depending on whether the specific child in the cartoon is like him, not like him, or sometimes like him. Scoring was based on placement of the card and the weighted card value. A panel of psychologists and human development specialists ranked the cards according to importance to a child's self-concept on a continuum from positive to negative. Two validity hypothesis were tested: (1) a significant relationship exists between scores on the pictorial self-concept scale and the Piers and Harris self-concept measure, and (2) scores for subjects judged by principals and teachers as having positive self-concepts will be different from those judged by principals and teachers as having negative self-concepts. The constructed scale has been successfully used in five other research projects. (author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.; Maryland Univ., College Park.
Note: Paper presented at National Council on Measurement in Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March, 1970