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Self Concept and Socio-Economic Status in Elementary School Children

Norma Trowbridge
American Educational Research Journal
Vol. 9, No. 4 (Autumn, 1972), pp. 525-537
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1162274
Page Count: 13
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Abstract

This investigation explores the relationship between self concept and socio-economic status (SES) of children from eight to 14 years of age. In a sample of 3789 children in central U. S., children of low SES scored higher than children of middle SES at all ages, in both sexes, among blacks as well as whites, and in rural areas as well as urban. The self concept yardstick used, Coopersmith's "Self Esteem Inventory", provides four subscale scores: general self, social self-peers, school-academic, and home-parents. Low SES youngsters scored higher on all subscales except home-parents.

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