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ERIC Number: ED143941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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A Study of Egocentrism and Socialization.
Karmos, Joseph S.; Milcic, Diane
The purpose of this research was to investigate egocentrism and to investigate the relationships between egocentrism, popularity, and certain playground behaviors for students in Grades 1-5. More than 200 students participated in the study. The results showed that: (1) egocentrism decreases with age, (2) males were less egocentric than females at every grade level, (3) the smallest absolute value of the correlations of egocentrism scores, sociometric scores, and teachers' ratings with total playground behavior observation scores was .59, (4) a strong relationship existed between egocentrism and popularity at Grade 5, and (5) teachers' ratings of popularity and sociometric scores were highly related. The instrument used to measure egocentrism was new. Factor analyses were used to investigate the underlying relationships of the items. The items in the factors from the analysis tended to go together as hypothesized. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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