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ERIC Number: ED103739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 24
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Toward a Model of Adolescent Self Evaluation: A Cross-National Application of Path Analysis.
Buehler, Charles; And Others
This cross-national study initiated construction of a path model to analyze the development of self-evaluation among adolescents, and to show that this process of development occurs cross-culturally. Seven variables assumed to be antecedents of self-evaluation were included in the model: SES, support from the mother and from the father, the adolescent's evaluation of his/her mother and of his/her father; self-religiosity of the adolescent, and evaluation of culturally significant religious images. The model was evaluated using Catholic high school samples from five cultures: Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, West Germany, and the United States (n=1,069 boys and 916 girls). Results show that the same process of self-evaluation occurs cross-sexually and cross-nationally. Results also indicate that evaluation of the parents (an indicator of identification with the parents) and identification of the self with religious images (which are valued social symbols in these social situations) are the most important positive antecedents tested. Religiosity and SES are not significantly related to self-evaluation. Father support is positively related to self-evaluation, but mother support is negatively related. Explanation of this unexpected finding is provided. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Montreal, Canada, August 1974)