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ERIC Number: ED080197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 10
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Self-Concept of the Disadvantaged Child and Its Modification through Compensatory Nursery School Experience.
Tuta, Kathleen M.; Baker, Georgia Pitcher
The effects of nursery school experience on the self-concepts of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children were assessed. Subjects were 434 kindergarten children attending five public schools located in low socioeconomic areas and five public schools not considered to be serving a disadvantaged population. Self concept was evaluated through the use of the Pictorial Self-Concept Scale which involves self rating by the child. Results indicate the existence of significantly higher self-concept scores for the nursery school as opposed to non-nursery school group. Also, the scores for the non-disadvantaged group were higher than those of the disadvantaged group, and girls' scores were higher than boys'. Results are discussed in terms of the importance of preschool experience. Limitations in the research design are acknowledged. (DP)
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