ERIC Number: ED128399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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The Self-Concept. Volume 1, A Review of Methodological Considerations and Measuring Instruments. Revised Edition.
Wylie, Ruth C.
This volume of the revised edition describes and evaluates measurement methods, research designs, and procedures which have been or might appropriately be used in self-concept research. Working from the perspective that self-concept or phenomenal personality theories can be scientifically investigated, methodological flaws and questionable practices are summarized, and problems of operationally defining self-concept variables are considered. Thirteen instruments, representing both those which explicitly purport to index the phenomenal self-concept and those without explicit reference to the conscious-unconscious dimension, are described and evaluated. The measurement of the unconscious self-concept and the empirical study of the "insightfulness" of the conscious self-concept are examined. The concluding chapter presents an appraisal of the main conceptual and methodological implications of the detailed facts and evaluations offered in this volume. (BW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Behavior Theories, Factor Analysis, Measurement Techniques, Personality Studies, Personality Theories, Research Design, Research Methodology, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Research, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Statistical Analysis, Test Reliability, Test Reviews, Test Validity
University of Nebraska Press, 901 North 17th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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