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ERIC Number: ED118160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 107
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Chicano Studies and Self-Concept: Implications for the Community Colleges.
Gonzalez, Jess
This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of community college Chicano Studies courses in raising the self-concept of Chicano students. It was conducted during an 18-week semester at an established community college in an urban area of California. Minority students constituted 45 percent of the college's total enrollment. The study sample consisted of 65 Chicano students (42 males and 23 females) who completed one of four Chicano Studies courses (Chicano Literature, the Chicano and Education, the Psychology of the Mexican-American, and the Mexican-American in the United States). The dependent variable of self-concept was measured by the administration of the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale on the first and last days of class. Results indicated that participation in a Chicano Studies course significantly increased the self-concepts of Chicano students. No significant differences were found on the relationships between income, grade point average, sex differences, and the self-concept measures. An extensive bibliography is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale