Children’s Self-Concept: A Multicultural Comparison (Report)

Self-concept is critical in the social and emotional development of children, although little research has examined its relationship to ethnicity. The self-concept of 214 fourth- and fifth-grade students (White, Black/Haitian American, and Hispanic) revealed differences among groups on the Behavior and Total Self-Concept subscales of the Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Scale. Findings revealed that Black students had the lowest scores on the Behavior domain and Blacks scored significantly lower than Hispanics on Total Self-Concept. Counseling implications are discussed. **********

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