ERIC Number: ED109585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Self-Perception, Socio-Economic Status and Related Variables in Black, Mexican-American and White Youths.
Munro, Robert W.; Oles, Henry J.
This study was designed to both replicate and expand upon previous research on self-concept formation in selected ethnic and socio-economic status (SES) groups, and to assess its relationship with specific academically related variables. Subjects were 785 students drawn from large urban and small city schools. The Soares and Soares Self Concept Scales was used to obtain five measures of self perception. The results showed that those students with the highest self-concepts were most likely to be male, white, having parents with a high SES, and having a high level of vocational aspiration. It was concluded that these results agree with the many studies which have found a positive relationship between SES, race, and ego concepts. However, these results do not support the findings of some of the more recent studies which report higher ego concepts among disadvantaged children. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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