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ERIC Number: ED072894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 87
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Effects of a Selected Guidance Program on the Self-Concepts of Appalachian Primary School Children.
Koval, Calista Bartha
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the "Developing Understanding of Self and Others" (Duso) Guidance Program on the self-concepts of Appalachian primary school children who were matched on intelligence, and randomly assigned to classes. The subjects in the sample numbered 126 at the third grade level, 112 at the second grade level, and 109 at the first grade level. Following a 10-week experimental period, 4 subtests of the primary level of the California Test of Personality were administered to the experimental and control groups. The 4 subtests included self-reliance, sense of personal worth, sense of personal freedom, and feeling of belonging. A significant difference on sense of personal freedom was found between the means of the experimental group and the control group at the first grade level. No significant interaction was found between the 3 remaining variables although the main effects were significant. The conclusions indicated that children who participated in the Duso Guidance Program felt more capable of doing things independently of others, felt more capable of directing their own activities, and had a greater feeling of being accepted by others than did nonparticipants. However, the children did not exhibit a greater sense of personal worth. It was concluded that both the Duso Guidance Program and grade level affected the self-concepts of Appalachian primary school children. (HBC)
Inter-Library Loan from West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio