ERIC Number: ED175550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Self-Concept Target Game: A Comprehensive Report.
A Self Concept Target Game (SCTG) which was designed to measure the level of aspiration of second or third grade children who had been exposed to at least two years of the Responsive Model Follow Through (RMFT) Program, and the field testing of the game are described in this report. The game is played by throwing and pushing a bean bag along a plastic board to hit targets of varying difficulty, after indicating which target area one expects to hit. Three field tests of the game were conducted. Results of the first test indicated that the game had validity since the results correlated with teachers' choices of children high and low in self concept. The second test indicated that RMFT children performed better than children not exposed to the special program and that the children with the most realistic expectations were those taught by black teachers who scored highest on a Responsive Observation Schedule. The third and largest field test included 553 second and third graders in five school districts throughout the country. Total group and school district results showed that second graders did better than third graders, that blacks were less realistic on their expectations than whites, and that boys were less realistic than girls. RMFT program enrollment did not seem to make a difference in score. Descriptive total and individual item scores and correlations among the items and with the total score are given separately for each school district and for the total group. Conditions for use of the SCTG by researchers are specified. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.