A STUDY ON SELF-CONCEPT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS By Jeyanthi and P.M. Priya Dharsini

Abstract

Adolescent is a period of life with its own peculiar characteristics and problems. There is a need for deep penetration in to their perceptions of their own self concept. Self concept is a dominant element in personality pattern; therefore, the measurement of self concept becomes essential. The self concept is the individuals’ way of looking at himself and also signifies his way of thinking, feeling and behaving. Self concept has a significant impact on the academic performance. This study attempts to measure the level of self-concept of high school students.  The sample consists of 300 high school students. The Self-Concept Inventory was standardized by Moshin. Survey method was employed to describe and interpret what exists at present. The findings reveal that high school students differ in their self-concept based on number of siblings, did not differ based on their gender, medium of instruction, type of family and locale.

Keywords: Self-concept, High school students.

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