Date Approved

5-5-1999

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

Second Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Joseph Self-Control Scale for Young Children; Self-esteem in children

Disciplines

Educational Psychology

Abstract

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.

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