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Educational Psychology

Utah State University

1970

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The Use Of Defensiveness As A Covariate Of Self-Report In The Assessment Of Self- Concept Among Navajo Adolescents, Bruce Leon Arneklev May 1970

The Use Of Defensiveness As A Covariate Of Self-Report In The Assessment Of Self- Concept Among Navajo Adolescents, Bruce Leon Arneklev

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The study investigated the relationship between defensiveness scores and self- report scores as they interrelate in the assessment of self - concept and its change. Data were analyzed to determine if self- report scores adjusted by regression for defensiveness would be more congruent with a criterion measure than unadjusted scores.

A secondary problem was to evaluate the extent to which the self criticism scale on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) and the self report vs. objective rating discrepancy method would identify the same individuals as defensive.

Samples were drawn from a population of adolescent Navajo boarding school students. A treatment ...