Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Self concept is a unique set of perceptions, ideas, and attitudes which mold the individual. It refers directly to the image each individual has about himself. Aspects of self concept include self, self in relation to others, self as achieving, self in school, and physical self. Self concept must be placed in its proper perspective of importance, regardless of the aspect being considered. One of the primary purposes of the teacher is to determine the nature and scope of the child's self concept and provide the necessary experiences to make that concept as useful to the student as possible. Self concept is the motivating force in human lives. As a result, every aspect of daily life is a significant factor in shaping self concept. While experiences mold the self concept, the self concept has an active role in shaping experiences. This is why the significant others is a child's life are so important. The teacher as a significant other must help mold the child's self concept and provide the necessary experiences to make that concept as useful to the student as possible.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1980 Phyllis J. Demro
Demro, Phyllis J., "Self concept and its relationship to reading" (1980). Graduate Research Papers. 2196.