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ERIC Number: ED074196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-27
Pages: 26
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The Effect of Motion Pictures Portraying Black Models on the Self-Concept of Black Elementary Students.
Dimas, Chris
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of motion pictures utilizing black models on the self-concept of black fourth and sixth grade students; that perhaps, mediated black models may be effective in bringing about a more positive self-concept among black students. The design of this study was of the post-test form only. This was done in order to control for the effects of testing. The sample for this study consisted of all the black students in the fourth and sixth grades located in three eastern inner-city schools. The population of the three schools included grades kindergarten through six, which were comprised of 67 percent black and 33 percent white students. All three schools were receiving aid under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. Included in the fourth grade sample were 74 experimental and 63 control subjects. The sixth grade sample was comprised of 66 experimental and 51 control subjects. The experimental data consisted of the raw scores on the Self-Social Symbol Tasks and the Children's Self-Concept Scale. The experimental group viewed materials which consisted of commercially available segments of 16 mm. motion picture films portraying persons who can be viewed as positive black models. The treatment spanned the period of approximately one hour. Instruments used in this study were administered by means of an audio tape recorder and prepared overhead transparencies. (Author/JM)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Education Research Association meeting (New Orleans, La., February 27, 1973)