Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School organization and climate compete with many contemporary forces for influence on the development of students; self-concept. Self- concept, which begins to develop at birth, acts as a filter which educational experiences will alter, for good or ill. Purkey, Abdel, and Cage (1983) reported that "inviting" or "disinviting" messages inform the child of his or her abilities, values, and autonomy, or the lack thereof. Every experience the child has and every interpretation he or she makes of that experience influence the development of the child's self-concept. Purkey and Novak (1988) suggested self-concept, then, is each individual's perception of his or her personal world. Good self-concept is little more than the memory of inviting acts, which are accepted, extended, and successfully acted on.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
James E. Albrecht
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©1990 Robert P. Saathoff
Saathoff, Robert P., "The effects of school climate on student self-concept" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 3283.