Portland State University. School of Education
Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
1 online resource (61 p.)
Self-perception in children
The purpose of this thesis is to explore, based upon a literature survey of articles and books published primarily, though not limited to, the past fifteen years, the development of the self-concept in children during the first five years of life. This will include defining self-concept, the establishment of its significance throughout the life span, the role significant others play in the development, an examination of sex-role identity in relationship to self-concept formation, and a critique of available tests and measurements, followed by a conclusion which focuses upon implications for treatment providers.
Mascall, Doris, "The development of the self-concept in the young child" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3706.