Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in School Psychology


Educational Services and Leadership


College of Education

First Advisor

Klanderman, John


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


Educational Psychology


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between a student's self concept as compared with the teacher's evaluation of the student. The study used the Joseph Self Concept Scale for Young Children, a self-report, and the Behavioral Academic Self Esteem Evaluation, which was completed by the students' teachers. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive correlation between the two tests. Analysis of the data showed a positive correlation, however, the correlation was not significant.

The population tested consisted of 82 students from an urban school district. Thirty-five of the students tested were female and forty-seven were male. Their ages ranged from 7.1 to 10.0 years of age. Their ethnic backgrounds consisted of African American and Hispanic.

The results of the Joseph Scale showed that 88% of the students scored in the high range for self concept. The moderate range consisted of 6% and the low range was also 6%. Results of the Behavioral Academic Self Esteem Evaluation showed 24% in the high range, 66% in the moderate range and 10% in the low range.