Investigated the hypothesis that minority self-concept may vary as a function of implicit ethnic and nonethnic evaluative criteria by testing 40 7-15 yr old Mikasuki Seminole Indian children in their native language (Mikasuki) with Indian examiners and in English with Anglo examiners. 2 reservation groups, matched for age and sex, received 4 administrations of the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale and an Indian self-concept scale, in a repeated measures counterbalanced design, varying language and order. Significant test-retest correlations indicated response stability across languages and time. Results, homogeneous for all subgroups, show significantly higher personal self-concept in Mikasuki and significantly higher Indian self-concept in English. It is suggested that minority testing may involve culturally patterned and context-bound response tendencies. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- examiner ethnicity, self-concept, 7-15 yr old Mikasuki Seminole Indians
- test language &
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Psychology