This study examined the effects of a one-day adventure-based workshop on the perceived competence of fifth grade students (n=56) in a Midwestern university city. Fifth graders (n=20) from a neighboring college community served as a comparison group. Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC) was used in pre-test, post-test, and follow-up assessments of the students' perceptions in six domains: scholastic competence, social acceptance, athletic competence, physical appearance, behavioral conduct, and global self-worth. Statistically significant results were encountered only in global self-worth and the importance ratings for the scholastic and athletic domains; the parallel nature of the results suggests that forces other than the intervention may account for the change. No significant data were associated with the intervention. The implications of these results and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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"The Impact of a One-Day Adventure Sequence: A Study of Midwest 5th Graders Using Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 7:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol7/iss1/10