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ERIC Number: ED114724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Improving Self-Concept: A Possible Aid to Increased Achievement and More Desirable Behavior.
Van Boven, John
A program of instruction was designed to promote positive self-concept in elementary school students in order to test the hypothesis that such self-concept is necessary for academic achievement and desirable behavior. Twenty students who were performing at a year below grade level in reading and math were selected for the study. These students received individual tutoring twice a week for 14 weeks from parent volunteers. Self-concept, achievement, and the behavior of the students were measured before and after the tutoring program. The measurement instruments used were Rotter's Test of Self-Concept, the Wide Range Achievement Test for Reading and Math, and questionnaires administered to teachers. While the results showed increases in achievement and desirable behavior, weaknesses in the design prevent the determination of a clear relationship between these results and positive self-concept. It is suggested that the study be replicated using a control group and other design modifications. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Practicum report submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for the Ed.D. degree, Nova University