M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Joseph Self-Control Scale for Young Children; Self-esteem in children
This project was a validity study for the purpose of assisting in the development of national norms for the revision of the Joseph Self-Concept Scale for Young Children (JSSYC). The study consisted of 60 pre-school children, ages 3-5 years of age, 30 in a low socio-economic family and 30 in a higher socio-economic family. The students were given the JSSYC which consists of 21 questions. One teacher rated the children on the Social Skills Rating Survey (SSRS), including the Behavioral Section. The results were significant with the prediction of the study. Those children whose self-concept rated high on one of these scales also rated high on the other scale. There was a significance between the children who rated as behavioral problems on the SSRS displaying low self-esteem on the JSSYC. This study also found no correlation between socio-economic status of children and their self-concept.
Colna, Patricia C., "A validity study for the revision of the Joseph Self-Concept Scale for Young Children" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1782.