Date Approved

5-6-1999

Embargo Period

7-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Psychology

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Klanderman, John

Subject(s)

Inferred Rating Scale; Adolescent and Adult Self-Concept Retrospective Scale; Learning disabled teenagers--Education

Disciplines

Educational Psychology

Abstract

If it is to be believed that self-concept can be inferred from behavior, that an individual perceives himself based upon how others see him and behaves according, then it can be assumed that the development of one's self-concept can be influenced by significant individuals such as teachers, school counselors and school administrators.

It is noted that students with negative self-concepts may become high risk for learning problems. The self-concept can predict academic success or failures.

This study will look at 30 students classified Learning Disabled from a South Jersey High School, and how they perceive themselves compared with the teacher's perception of how they see themselves. It was hypothesized that there will be a positive correlation between the total raw scores of each scale. This is a test for Validity for the Adolescent and Adult Self-Concept Retrospective Scale. The study showed that there was a significant positive relationship between the two self concept scales.

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