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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SELF-CONCEPTS: CHILDREN FROM ONE-PARENT HOME ENVIRONMENTS, CHILDREN FROM TWO-PARENT HOME ENVIRONMENTS

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1978
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant difference between the reported self-concepts of children living in one-parent homes and children living in two-parent homes. In addition, the variables of sex and grade level were investigated to determine whether there is a significant difference between the reported self-concepts of males and females in grades one and three. Based on the population studied, the findings of an analysis of variance, a multivariate analysis of variance, and the Fisher t-test all indicated and supported that there is a statistically significant difference, at the .05 level, between the reported self-concepts of children living in one-parent and two-parent homes. Children from two-parent homes had a considerably higher mean, 44.6, as compared to a 39.1 mean for children from one-parent homes. The findings indicated that there is a statistically significant difference between the reported self-concepts of male and female students in the primary grades. Females had a mean of 44.4 as compared to a 39.3 mean for males. There was no statistically significant difference between first and third graders with means of 42.0 and 41.7 respectively. Implications of these conclusions pertain specifically to the sample included in this study; limitations imposed by definition and by selection should be observed before making broad application of the findings to populations which are not closely similar in design.
Title: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SELF-CONCEPTS: CHILDREN FROM ONE-PARENT HOME ENVIRONMENTS, CHILDREN FROM TWO-PARENT HOME ENVIRONMENTS.
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Name(s): SINGER, KARLA
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1978
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 158 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant difference between the reported self-concepts of children living in one-parent homes and children living in two-parent homes. In addition, the variables of sex and grade level were investigated to determine whether there is a significant difference between the reported self-concepts of males and females in grades one and three. Based on the population studied, the findings of an analysis of variance, a multivariate analysis of variance, and the Fisher t-test all indicated and supported that there is a statistically significant difference, at the .05 level, between the reported self-concepts of children living in one-parent and two-parent homes. Children from two-parent homes had a considerably higher mean, 44.6, as compared to a 39.1 mean for children from one-parent homes. The findings indicated that there is a statistically significant difference between the reported self-concepts of male and female students in the primary grades. Females had a mean of 44.4 as compared to a 39.3 mean for males. There was no statistically significant difference between first and third graders with means of 42.0 and 41.7 respectively. Implications of these conclusions pertain specifically to the sample included in this study; limitations imposed by definition and by selection should be observed before making broad application of the findings to populations which are not closely similar in design.
Identifier: 11711 (digitool), FADT11711 (IID), fau:8643 (fedora)
Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1978.
Subject(s): Self-perception in children
Academic achievement
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