Zafiropoulou M, Sotiriou A, Mitsiouli V
Laboratory of Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, Department of Preschool Education, University of Thessaly. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourcePercept Mot Skills 2007 Jun; 104(3 Pt 2)
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.
MeshAge FactorsChildChild BehaviorChild DevelopmentChild PsychologyChild, PreschoolEducational StatusHumansPersonality TestsSelf ConceptSocial AdjustmentSocialization