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ERIC Number: EJ989663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-7984
Relations between Perceived Competence, Importance Ratings, and Self-Worth among African American School-Age Children
Grier, Leslie K.
Journal of Black Psychology, v39 n1 p3-27 Feb 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate how domain-specific importance ratings affect relations between perceived competence and self-worth among African American school-age children. Importance ratings have been found to affect the strength of the relationship between perceived competence and self-worth and have implications for motivation. Children were assessed on five perceived competence domains, on the importance of those domains, and on global self-worth. Five profiles reflecting relations between perceived competence and self-worth by importance ratings were assessed. Gender differences specific to scholastic competence/self-worth relations were also examined. It was hypothesized that at comparable levels of perceived competence, children ascribing more importance would evidence stronger relationships between perceived competence and self-worth. This was evident in some cases. Importance ratings were found to be pivotal in understanding relationships between perceived competence and self-worth. Gender differences in scholastic competence/self-worth relations were evidenced with certain profiles. Results were interpreted within a cultural context, and the implications for intervention were addressed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Children