ERIC Number: ED122171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-26
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing a Self-Anchoring Technique for Assessing Self-Concept.
Kane, Terry J.
This study of 360 multiply handicapped clients of the North Carolina State Commission for the Blind was taken from a three year project (1969-1972), and is an exploratory attempt to assess the self-concepts and adjustments in and to a self-anchoring technique. From the theoretical and methodological perspectives, the study showed the possibility of utilizing a self-anchoring technique with this kind of sample. The study attempted to develop prototypes of self-concept, and it was thought that the statements multiply handicapped persons made about how they viewed their world indicated a preponderance of interpersonal orientations. The qualitative aspects of the technique were looked at in regard to prototypes of self-image: Sociability, Personality attributes, Religiosity, and Morality. Such orientations toward self-concept were thought to have implications for individual adjustment in, and to, the community, and self-concept and adjustment were believed to influence each other. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, California, August 25-29, 1975)