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ERIC Number: ED121468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-11
Pages: 13
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A Comparison of Day Care, No School and Private Nursery School Samples on Self-Concept.
Barber, Lucie W.
This study examined the effect of the amount of time preschool children spend in preschool programs on the development of their self-concept. The preschool-aged subjects were from three groups: (1) 46 children with no preschool experience, but whose parents were "highly motivated to provide for their welfare;" (2) 177 children attending private nursery schools 2 1/2-4 hours a day, either 2, 3, or 5 days a week; and (3) 48 children attending day care centers for 8 or 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. Data were collected on 11 demographic variables of the subjects: age, sex, number of children in the family, family income, age of mother, education of mother, occupation of mother, age of father, education of father, occupation of father and number of parents in the home. A comparative analysis of these variables showed that the socioeconomic level of the "day care" group was lower than that of the "no school" group and the "private group." Subjects' self-concept was measured by seven Barber Scales of Self-Regard (Preschool). Results indicated that there was no consistent relationship between the demographic variables and the seven self-concept scales and that amount of time in a preschool program did not appear to be related to the development of self-concept in children of this sample. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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