Table 2

Childrens (n = 78) self-concept scores and the prevalence of low, average and above average scores
Self concept T-score (Mean ± SD) Distribution of Self concept T-scoresa
Low range (%) Average range (%) High range (%)
Global Self concept 42.0 ±7.3 40.0 58.0 1.3
Self-Concept Domains
Physical appearance and attributes 39.8 ± 7.0 46.3 51.3 2.5
Popularity 42.1 ± 7.1 35.0 63.8 1.3
Happiness and satisfaction 43.2 ± 7.6 33.8 58.8 7.5
Freedom from anxiety 44.6 ± 8.2 30.0 60.0 10.0
Behavioral adjustment 44.7 ± 7.2 26.3 68.8 5.0
Intellectual and school status 45.2 ± 7.9 22.5 68.8 8.8

aStandardized scores for global self-concept fall into the following categories: <40 low, 40 – 59 average, ≥60 high. Scores for the subscales are as follows: <40 low, 40 – 55 average, ≥56 high [10].

Willows et al.

Willows et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-118

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