ERIC Number: ED454467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
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Psychometric Properties of a Japanese Version of an Academic Self-Concept Scale for College Students.
Paik, Chie Matsuzawa; Michael, William B.
This paper reports on a study to investigate the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the academic self-concept scale of the Dimensions of Self Concept (DOSC). The original version was designed to assess the six dimensions of academic self-concept levels of aspiration; anxiety; academic interest and satisfaction; leadership and initiative; identification versus alienation; and stress. College students (N=158) attending a private university in Tokyo participated in the study. Analysis suggests that the Japanese version of the DOSC Scale Form H is a multidimensional scale measuring the six hypothesized constructs of academic self concept. As colleges and universities accept students from other countries, students will begin to assimilate to a new culture. Educators need to be aware of how assimilation can lead to a change in how students appraise themselves. The DOSC Scale Form H can serve as a useful tool to help understand student attrition. (Contains 32 references and 3 tables.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Japan (Tokyo)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dimensions of Self Concept