Identification of Self-Concept Using the High School Personality Questionnaire

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between level of self-concept and personality factors in 130 high school students, using as self-concept measures, subtests from the Index of Adjustment and Values, the Self-esteem Inventory, and the Tennessee Self-concept Scale, and using the High School Personality Questionnaire as a measure of personality factors. A general self-concept factor was derived, through factor analysis, from the self-concept subtests and then two groups of subjects were identified as high or low on this general factor. A sex by group by subtest analysis of variance indicated a significant group by subtest interaction, suggesting that the questionnaire can be used to identify students with high and low self-concepts. Low self-concept subjects were more anxious and introverted than high self-concept subjects, who were less anxious and more extroverted.

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