Date Approved

5-3-1999

Embargo Period

8-1-2016

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)

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

Disciplines

Educational Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish test-retest reliability coefficients for the Joseph Self-Concept Scale for Young Children (JSSYC). This study employed a one-week duration between administrations of the test instrument. There were thirty-four sixth-grade subjects used, ranging in age from eleven to thirteen. The JSSYC is an individually administered, interview type self-concept measure. The adolescent version of the JSSYC was used in this study, which is designed for use with children seven years of age and older. The Pearson product-moment correlation statistical procedure was used to calculate the correlation coefficients for this sample. The correlations for both the Global and Lie Indexes were calculated. The correlations were found to be statistically significant. It was concluded that the JSSYC did demonstrate strong test-retest reliability.

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