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|Type of Document
||Hicks, James S.
||Self-concept: differences between Appalachian and non-Appalachian students
||Master of Arts
|Creamer, Donald G.
|Hirt, Joan B.
|Date of Defense
This study sought to examine differences in the levels of self concept
between freshman students at Virginia Tech based on their
Appalachian group membership and gender. The research question was:
What are the differences in the levels of self-concept as measured by the
Self-Perception Profile for College Students (SPPCS) (Neeman & Harter,
1986 among freshman students at Virginia Tech based on their
Appalachian group membership and gender? The SPPCS was
administered to 386 students divided equally between Appalachian and
Overall, there was a 64.3% return rate with 1 09( 47.6%) female
responses and 120(52.3%) male responses. The sample also consisted of
113(49.3%) Appalachian responses and 119(50.7%) non-Appalachian
responses. The researcher computed two-way ANOVAs on the 13
subscales. There were no significant differences between Appalachian
and non-Appalachian students. However, there were significant
differences found between the men and women with the women scoring
higher on the scales relating to relationships and the mens scoring higher
on the scales relating to athletic competence and physical attractiveness.
Overall, the students reported moderate to high levels of self-concept
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