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Facilitating children's self-concept: A rationale and evaluative study


Hay, I, Facilitating children's self-concept: A rationale and evaluative study, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 15, (1) pp. 60-67. ISSN 1037-2911 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1375/ajgc.15.1.60


This study reports on the design and effectiveness ,Of the Exploring, Self-Concept program for primary school children using self-concept as the outcome measure. The program aims to provide a procedure that incorporates organisation, elaboration, thinking, and problem-solving strategies and links these to children's multidimensional self-concept. The results of this research support the notion that teachers and guidance counsellors need to establish a nonthreatening framework that allows them to discuss with children a range of relevant issues related to peer pressure, parent relations, self-image, body image, gender bias, media pressure, values and life goals, in a systematic, objective and cooperative manner. Within the paper, notions associated with self-concept maturation, 'crystallisation' of self-concept beliefs, cognitive differentiation and self-concept segmentation are reviewed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational counselling
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:60747
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-17
Last Modified:2012-03-30

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