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ERIC Number: ED354428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-24
Pages: 77
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Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence and Self-Concept of Second Grade Students.
Burkholder, Janiece
This practicum evaluated the effects a self-esteem program, Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence, which was implemented by the elementary school counselor with second grade students (N=65). Forty-five second grade students comprised the control group. The Pumsy in Pursuit of Excellence Units include: (1) Pumsy Decides; (2) If Only Things Were Different; (3) I Can't Stand It! (4) I'm No Good; (5) It's Not My Fault; (6) Why Didn't It Work; (7) But What If I Say No; and (8) Pumsy Helps Friend. The independent variables investigated were participation status, gender, family structure, and Chapter 1 reading status. The dependent variables were posttest scores from the following subscales of the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale: Behavior, Intellectual & School Status, Physical Appearance & Attributes, Anxiety, Popularity, and Happiness & Satisfaction. The covariant measures were pretest scores from the previous subscales of the Piers-Harris and the Science Research Associates Survey of Basic Skills Reading total score. Of the 42 comparisons made, 3 were statistically significant. Two of the three significant comparisons indicated that participants in the program had higher adjusted post mean scores for Intellectual & School Status and Anxiety than nonparticipants. The remaining significant comparison indicated that the participants in Chapter 1 reading had a higher adjusted post means score for intellectual & School Status. The appendixes include a listing of the unit objectives. (Contains 23 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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