ERIC Number: ED112604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Self-Concept Between EMR and Non-EMR Students.
Crockett, Darlene; Guthrie, Larry F.
The self-concept of 20 educable mentally retarded (EMR) junior high school boys in special classes was compared to that of 20 non-EMR junior high school boys in regular classes. Two self-concept scales (the Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale and the "How I See Myself" Scale by I. Gordon) were used as measurement instruments. Also collected and compared were Ss' IQ scores and reading grade levels. The results of the study indicated that EMR Ss had more negative self-concepts than non-EMR Ss; however the differences were not significant. Correlations with self-concept and reading were positive but low, however there was no relationship between IQ and self-concept among the EMR students. There was a high positive relationship between IQ and self-concept among non-EMR students and a low positive relationship between reading and self-concept. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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