Differential self-concept in American Indian children as a function of language and examiner

Harriet P. Lefley

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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  • examiner ethnicity, self-concept, 7-15 yr old Mikasuki Seminole Indians
  • test language &

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Differential self-concept in American Indian children as a function of language and examiner. / Lefley, Harriet P.

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.1975, p. 36-41.

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