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Master of Science (MS)
Elwin C. Nielsen
The effects on self-concept as a result of behavior changes made during a self-directed self-modification project were studied on 16 students at Utah State University over a period of nine weeks. Pre and post measures of self-concept administered were the Tennessee Self Concept Scale and the Well-Being Scale from the California Psychological Inventory. The research design employed was the pretest-.posttest control group design. A separate analysis of covariance was run for the Total P raw score of the Tennessee Self Concept Scale and raw scores on the Well-Being Scale. The F was substantially short of the value of F needed for significance.
The hypothesis that a behavior change would result in a self concept change was not supported. It was hypothesized that a behavior change was not the only variable that controlled self-concept. It was suggested that a more homogeneous group of subjects be used in further research, one where all the subjects were changing the same behavior, and then control for education and age.
Leatham, Larry A., "The Effects of a Self-Directed Behavior Change on Self-Concept" (1975). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5755.
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