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Author: Piers, E.V., Herzberg, D.S.
Summary: This test is designed to measure self-concept (e.g. self esteem, self regard) in children and adolescents. Self-concept is a relatively stable set of attributes reflecting both description and evaluation of one's own behaviour and attributes. The updated version enhances the ease of use and psychometric foundation of the test, while preserving many characteristics of the instrument. Specific improvements include new nationwide normative data (based on a sample of nearly 1,400 students, ages 7 to 18, recruited from school districts throughout the U.S.A.), an updated item set, enhanced interpretive guidelines, and modernized computer assessment tools (Piers & Herzberg, 2002).
Format: Standardized self-report questionnaire
Library Record: Call # WS 105.5 E8 P624p2 2002 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)
Population: (From the tool record or description find a sentence that describes the population - Eric/Daisy. If you cannot find one leave for Hal. Here is an example: "Individuals who have sustained cortical damage secondary to stroke, traffic or industrial accidents or assualts that resulted in hemiplegia; chronic stroke patients; and acute stroke patients.")
Completion time 10 - 15 minutes; in a quiet well-lit room
Equipment Manual, 4-page test booklet, and a soft leaded pencil with eraser
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