ERIC Number: ED327289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Relationship between Self-Concept and Cognitive Abilities in Black, Low-Income Preschool Children.
McLean, Deborah L.; Feng, Jianhua
A total of 89 black, low-income children between 3 and 5 years of age participated in a study of the relationship between self-concept and general cognitive ability. Subjects attended three state-operated day care programs in the midsouth. The Preschool Self-Concept Pictorial Test and McCarthy Scale of Children's Abilities were administered. Findings indicated no significant correlation between self-concept and general cognitive ability. There was no significant correlation by gender. It is concluded that findings are generally consistent with previous findings. Findings are discussed in terms of the young child's developing abilities and experiential influences. Twenty-six references are provided. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 1990).