ERIC Number: ED103101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Research Design for Exploring the Development of Self-Regard in Preschool Children.
Barber, Lucie W.
This paper describes the Union College Character Research Project designed to study the development of self-regard in children, ages 2-5. Evaluation instruments and curricular materials were developed for parents to use at home with their children. Seven scales to measure the development of self-regard were constructed: (1) Socially Acceptable Behavior, (2) Children's Responses to Requests, (3) Completing Tasks, (4) Coping with Fears, (5) Developing Imagination in Play, (6) Dealing with Frustrations, and (7) Developing Skills for a Purpose. A methodology for creating teaching materials keyed to five points on each scale was devised. Some implications for extension of this methodological approach are suggested. An appendix, which makes up more than one-half the document, describes the project's background research and the construction of the scales. Also described is the field testing of Scale 6 (Dealing with Frustrations). (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Union Coll., Schenectady, NY.