Publication Date

1969

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Sie, Georgiana W.||Reed, Mary Frances, 1906-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Home Economics

LCSH

Interpersonal relations||Self||Social psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between self-concept and peer preference in a sample consisting of the 33 children, 16 boys and 17 girls, enrolled at the Northern Illinois University Child Development Laboratory, DeKalb, Illinois. Data was obtained by administering and scoring a modified Picture Sociometric Test, and a Self-concept Instrument, and the teachers' ratings of the children’s peer acceptance and/or rejection. A correlation matrix and a 3 x 2 analysis of variance were used for data analysis. No significant relationship was found at 0.05 level of significance in the following: (1) between a nursery school child’s positive self-concept and his peer group acceptance, or between his negative self-concept and his peer group rejection; (2) between teachers' judgments of relationships and children’s peer preferences as indicated by the sociometric test; (3) between age and peer group acceptance and/or rejection/ between sex and peer group acceptance and/or rejection; (4) between sex and positive or negative self-concept. However, a significant relationship was found between age and self-concept in preschool children.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

76 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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