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ERIC Number: EJ876821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Younger Children's Changing Self-Concepts: Boys and Girls from Preschool through Second Grade
Mantzicopoulos, Panayota
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v167 n3 p289-308 Sep 2006
The author investigated age- and gender-related changes in self-evaluative judgments of 87 children followed from preschool through 2nd grade. Focusing on cognitive, physical, and peer competence assessed by the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance (PSPCSA; S. Harter & R. Pike, 1984), the author tested PSPCSA subscale measures for changes in their mean levels, for intercorrelations, and for correlations with external criteria, and then analyzed results for gender and grade trends. Gender effects were not identified in the analyses. Mean-level changes occurred, but patterns of change differed. External measures (teacher ratings) did not relate to children's self-perceptions (physical and social competences). Whereas external measures of academic competence correlated significantly with children's self-evaluations, the correlations across grade levels did not differ significantly. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance; Social Skills Rating System; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement