Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Program

Educational Leadership

Date of Award

December 1985

Abstract

The problem of this study was to determine if differences exist in the self-concept scores between Anglo children and Chicano children. A secondary problem was to determine the level of correlation between self concept scores and academic averages. The Martinek-Zaichkowsky Self Concept Scale for Children was used to determine self concept scores and grade point averages reported by the students' classroom teachers were used for the academic averages. The findings of the study warranted the following conclusions: (1) Anglo, first grade children have a significantly higher total self concept than do Chicano, first grade children. (2) Chicano, third grade children have a significantly higher total self concept than do Anglo, third grade children. (3) No significant differences exist between total self concept scores of Anglo, sixth grade children as compared to those of Chicano, sixth grade children. (4) No significant differences exist between total self concept scores of Anglo, first grade children as compared to those of Anglo, sixth grade children. (5) No significant differences exist between total self concept scores of Chicano, first grade children as compared to those of Chicano, sixth grade children. (6) Significant, positive correlations between total self concept and total academic average were found only at the first and sixth grade levels for Chicano children.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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