ERIC Number: ED298574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Felker's Five Keys to Self-Concept Enhancement: Secondary Classroom Research.
Bernhoft, Franklin O.
A study incorporated Donald Felker's 5 Keys to Self-Concept Enhancement in 20 minutes of timed writing weekly or bi-weekly for three months using the Coopersmith Adult Form as pre-post measure. Felker's 5 Keys are: (1) adults, praise yourselves; (2) help children evaluate realistically; (3) teach children to set realistic goals; (4) teach children to praise themselves; and (5) teach children to praise others. Subjects, 53 alternative high school language arts students at Kinney High School, Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, California were randomly assigned to control or experimental treatment with Felker's 5 Keys. Results indicated self-concept as measured by the Coopersmith increased significantly for the experimental group compared to the control group due largely to the regression of the control group's males and improvement of the experimental group's male and female scores. Females in the experimental group improved their scores at the posttest 3.5 times more than the females in the control group did. Males in the experimental group improved slightly at posttest while the control group males regressed considerably. These results support the efficacy of a regular writing assignment focusing on Felker's 5 Keys to Enhance Self-Concept among adolescents. (Thirty-three references are attached.) (RAE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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