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    Relation of self-concept in kindergarten and first grade to school adjustment.

    Authors

    Zafiropoulou M, Sotiriou A, Mitsiouli V 

    Source

    Percept Mot Skills 2007 Jun; 104(3 Pt 2) :1313-27.

    Abstract

    The present aim was to investigate changes in self-concept and self-concept stability during children's transition from kindergarten to primary school, and the relationship between children's self-concept and their adjustment to elementary school. 346 children took part in this 2-yr. longitudinal study. The Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance for Young Children was used to assess children's self-concept. Children's school adjustment was assessed using the schools' academic, behavioral, and social-emotional procedures. Children's self-concept appeared relatively stable and the decline in scores appeared to be practically unimportant. Analysis showed that children's school adjustment mainly affects the academic dimension of self-concept.

    Mesh

    Age Factors
    Child
    Child Behavior
    Child Development
    Child Psychology
    Child, Preschool
    Educational Status
    Humans
    Personality Tests
    Self Concept
    Social Adjustment
    Socialization

    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    PubMed ID

    17879666

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