ERIC Number: ED198438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-4
Reference Count: 0
Personal Construct Use in Role Model Identification: A Developmental Study.
Research in person perception has shown that children's descriptions of themselves and others evolve from being concrete and superficial during childhood to being abstract and inferential during adolescence. Such research was extended by focusing on the constructs 6-14 years-olds (N=106) use to describe the identifications they have formed with their role-models. Results support the previous research and indicate that first graders use the most appearance and role terms to describe their interpersonal relationships, fifth and ninth graders use the most global evaluation terms, and ninth graders use the most interest-based and inferred psychological constructs. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).