A study of self concept of sixth graders in two settings : rural Appalachia and urban Piedmont

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Una Mae Lange Reck (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: Literature on rural life frequently points out that the rural setting is characterized by greater homogeneity, integration, and personalism as compared to the urban setting. Since self concept develops out of the social setting of the individual, the differences between social settings should produce self concept differences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self concept and residential setting. The sample consisted of 86 sixth graders from three elementary schools located in a rural Appalachian region of North Carolina and 80 sixth graders from two elementary schools located in a North Carolina city with a population of 150,000. The primary instrument used to measure self concept was The Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale, supplemented by use of the W-A-Y technique and a series of open-ended statements derived from the Piers- Harris scale. Primary interest was in the relationship of these measures to the rural and urban residential settings.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Self-perception in children $z Piedmont (United States : Region)
Self-perception in children $z Appalachian Region
Rural children $x Psychology
City children $x Psychology

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