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


    Zafiropoulou M, Sotiriou A, Mitsiouli V 


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


    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.


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



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