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ERIC Number: EJ1072910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Facilitating Children's Self-Concept: A Rationale and Evaluative Study
Hay, Ian
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v15 n1 p60-67 Jul 2005
This study reports on the design and effectiveness of the Exploring Self-Concept program for primary school children using self-concept as the outcome measure. The program aims to provide a procedure that incorporates organisation, elaboration, thinking, and problem-solving strategies and links these to children's multidimensional self-concept. The results of this research support the notion that teachers and guidance counsellors need to establish a nonthreatening framework that allows them to discuss with children a range of relevant issues related to peer pressure, parent relations, self-image, body image, gender bias, media pressure, values and life goals, in a systematic, objective and cooperative manner. Within the paper, notions associated with self-concept maturation, "crystallisation" of self-concept beliefs, cognitive differentiation and self-concept segmentation are reviewed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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