ERIC Number: ED360062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Public School Kindergartners: Isolates, Low Self-Concept, and Family Status.
Lawler-Prince, Dianne; Grymes, Joanna M.
This study examined the relationship among peer status, family status, and self-concept of 184 kindergarten children from 10 classes in a mid-sized mid-south city. Self-concept data was collected using the Woolner Preschool Self-Concept Picture Test, and popularity data was collected using a peer-nomination procedure. Teachers provided information on family structure, with four structures identified for the study: child residing with both parents; child residing with one birth parent; child residing with one birth parent and one step-parent; and other types. Analysis showed that all four family types were found within the sample, although more than half of the children lived with both birth parents. No differences were found in self-concept score by sex, nor were there differences in peer popularity by sex. Informal analysis revealed no relationship between low self-concept and isolate peer status, and no relationship between children of divorced parents and isolate status. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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