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ERIC Number: EJ876811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Classroom Racial Proportion: Influence on Self-Concept and Social Competence in Zimbabwean Adolescents
Mpofu, Elias; Thomas, Kenneth R.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v167 n1 p93-111 Mar 2006
The authors measured self-concept and social competence relationships in 372 Zimbabwean adolescents (41% Black, 59% White) who attended classrooms in which they were either a racial minority or a racial majority (M age = 12.95 years, SD = 1.47). The authors used self-, peer-, and teacher-rating scale sociometric measures of social competence and a multidimensional measure of self-concept. The regression analysis predicted self-concept from social competence measures. Teacher-rated social competence predicted physical appearance self-concept in the Black adolescents and reading self-concept in White adolescents in White-majority classrooms. Self-rated social competence and peer-rated social competence predicted school self-concept in Black adolescents attending Black-majority classrooms. The authors concluded that classroom racial proportions influence aspects of social perception of Black and White adolescents. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe