ERIC Number: ED459392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Children's Self-Concept and Motivation Assessment: Initial Reliability and Validity.
Rouse, Kimberly A. Gordon; Cashin, Susan E.
The measurement of self concept and motivation of children ages 3 to 6 with an interview instrument is not an easy task. It has been accomplished with middle income, suburban children before. However, this same interview did not work well with low income, urban preschoolers. This study presents the preliminary psychometric work on a new interview instrument to measure self concept and motivation in preschool children, Children's Self-Concept and Motivation Assessment. This instrument is based on Motivational Systems Theory, which takes an integrative, comprehensive approach. It is adapted from the Assessment of Academic Self-Concept and Motivation, an instrument for adolescents. The initial psychometric work on the Children's Self-Concept and Motivation Assessment is very promising. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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