ERIC Number: ED047329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Relationship Between Pattern of Achievement and Self-Ideal Congruence.
Gill, Mohindra P.
This study investigates the relationship between pattern of achievement and self-ideal congruence of 408 ninth grade boys and girls. Underachievers, average achievers and overachievers were determined on the basis of whether their final average marks were higher or lower than had been predicted. Prediction criteria are presented. Self-ideal congruence was inferred from: (1) discrepancies between placements of ratings on the perceived-self and ideal-self scales; and (2) correlations between ratings on the perceived-self and ideal-self scales (Gill and D'Oyley, 1968). The finding that low level of self-ideal congruence is commonly associated with underachievement suggests that the concept of self-ideal congruence is potentially relevant in the identification and remediation of underachievement. The author emphasizes the effectiveness and simplicity of the instrument and procedures utilized in the study. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention in New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971