Measurement of self-concept among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students

Purdie, Nola M. & McCrindle, Andrea R. (2004) Measurement of self-concept among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students. Australian Journal of Psychology, 56(1), pp. 50-62.

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The construct of self-concept has been well documented in Western cultures, but self-concept research is limited in Indigenous communities. This study assessed the equivalence for Australian Indigenous and non Indigenous students of six dimensions of self-concept: Family, Self-Acceptance, General School, Academic Achievement, Peer, and Career. Primary and high school students (N=625) completed a survey providing data on the six self-concept dimensions, and self-rating of academic achievement. Results provide strong support for the factorial equivalence of the six dimensions of self. Scores on all dimensions increased with age for the Indigenous students but decreased for the non-Indigenous students. Family self-concept contributed significantly more to the prediction of academic achievement for the non-Indigenous students than for the Indigenous students.

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ID Code: 12081
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
DOI: 10.1080/00049530410001688128
ISSN: 0004-9530
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Personality Abilities and Assessment (170109)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Australian Journal of Psychology 56(1):pp. 50-62.
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:09

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