Self-Concept

Keeping with the survey trend, we now will look at students’¬†self-concept in 12th grade. The researchers defined this as how one perceives oneself. Four variables were taken into account and used in the questionnaire sent to the students:

  1. I feel good about myself
  2. I feel I am a person of worth, the equal of other people
  3. I am able to do things as well as most other people
  4. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself

The scale ranges from 0 to 43, with higher scores indicating high self-concept.

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We can see that on the lower end of the scale up to 15, there are female-only scores (with the exception of a score of 0).  This tells us that female students were more willing to give themselves low self-concept scores than male students. In the middle range of scores, females and males scored themselves more closely to equal. On the very high side of the scale, males were more likely to score themselves.

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