ERIC Number: ED111129
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Self-Concept of the Mentally Retarded Compared to Other Pupils of Similar Age.
Richmond, Bert O.; And Others
Compared were the self concepts of 34 educable retarded children (mean age 11 years) with the self concepts of 34 fifth and sixth grade Blacks in an all Black school, 32 fifth and sixth grade Blacks in integrated classrooms, 31 sixth grade whites in an all white rural school, and 31 fifth grade whites in an all white suburban school. Results of scores on the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory indicated that educable retarded Ss and Black Ss in a newly integrated classroom had significantly lower self concept scores than other Ss. Data suggested the need for self concept training in compensatory programs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Delta State Coll., Cleveland, MS.; Georgia Univ., Athens.