ERIC Number: ED086351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Self Concept: A Cross Cultural Study.
Gable, Robert K.; Weinland, Thomas P.
This cross-cultural study investigates differences in self concept development in the United States and Denmark. The research is based on known societal and educational differences between Danish and American societies. These differences, from which hypotheses were drawn, involve (1) greater assignment of responsibility at early ages to Danish children than to American children, (2) greater commitment to the welfare state in Denmark leading to less pressure for success in the schools, and (3) superior progress in Danish society toward sexual equality. It was postulated that these differences would be reflected in predicted differences of self concepts. Subjects were 98 Danish and 190 American fifth and sixth graders from suburban elementary schools. Self concept was assessed with a 28-item measure based on the "like me-unlike me" dimension. Results were inconclusive, but did suggest areas for further research. (DP)
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark