Self concept is perhaps the single most important attribute and the key to understand the behaviour of an individual. An individual’s self concept is a critical face of his/her personality. The role of self concept as a determent of human behaviour and its acceptance as a concise measure of personality is increasingly realized.
The importance of studying the self concept of students is because it is the single most important attribute and the key to understanding the behaviour of an individual. The problem of self has come into the forefront in psychology in the recent years. It is more so due to the realization of the need for an integrating concept to deal with individuals experience and behaviour.
According to Cattel, self concept is the key stone of the personality development. It is importance steams from its influence over the quality of a present’s behavior and his methods of adjustment to life situations.
Asst. Professor, Department of Education, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur.