Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology
Online ISSN : 1882-868X
Print ISSN : 0368-9395
ISSN-L : 0368-9395
Self-Concept and Related Variables in Relation to Identifying Adolescents at Risk
Reiko UEDA
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1993 Volume 59 Issue 5 Pages 215-224


The simplified Japanese version of the Self-Perception Scale for Adolescent (SJS-PSA) was used to measure self-perception. Reliability and validity were examined. The selfconcept of the adolescents who had participated in the longitudinal study and its related variables were studied by this scale (SJSPSA). As the results, (1) The developmental status in infant and preschool years (the result of the JDDST), personal relationship in school years (loneliness), health condition, the attitude towards the future (level of education aspired to in the future) and present support from friends were correlated significantly with the self-perception of the adolescent. Also, from the multivariate analysis, a combination of five items such as task consciousness in adolescence, the results of the JDDST, level of life satisfaction in adolescence, mother's educational level and father's selfconceptcontributed to the development of the self-concept of children. (2) The self-perception score could be used in identifying adolescents at risk and for intervention.

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