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Intelligence, gender and age effect on the self-concept


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Grgurić , Gordana . (2007). Intelligence, gender and age effect on the self-concept. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Vlahović-Štetić, Gordana].

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The aim of this study was to establish the differences in nonacademic, academic and global self-concept considering intelligence, age and gender. Participants were 171 students of 5 ground schools in Črnomerec. Instruments that we used were Marsh SDQI (Marsh, 1988), Self Description Questinnaire 1 to test their self-concept and SPM (Raven, Court, Raven, 1994) Standard Progressive Matrices to test the intelligence. Gender differences were perceived in academic self-concept, as well as diffferences in age and intelligence. Girls have higher academic self-concept than the boys. Younger students' self-concept is higher than older ones'. Students with IQ above average have statistically higher academic self-concept than the ones with an average IQ. There is also an interaction of gender/intelligence variables. Both groups of girls and the boys with IQ above average dont differ between themselves, but the boys with an average IQ have lower academic self-concept. Gender differences were perceived as statistically significant in general self-concept. Girls have statistically higher general self-concept than the boys.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: high IQ, self-concept, academic self-concept
Subjects: Psychology > Školska psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vlahović-Štetić, Gordana
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 15:04
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 13:21

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