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Study on self Concept among Rural Girl students

Author Affiliations

  • 1 P.G. and Research Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College, Tiruchirappalli-620002, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • 2 P.G. and Research Department of Social Work, Bishop Heber College,Tiruchirappalli- 620017, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 29-35, July,14 (2014)


The self concept is the individualís perception of her abilities and her status and roles in the outer world. There is a causal relationship between the self concept and the rate of learning and achievement. It is one of the important determinants of achievement motivation. The ideal self is important for higher aspiration and high future performance. The studentsí self concept will decide what goals suit him and how she should strive for their realisation and it will also determine her level of aspiration. This descriptive study is an attempt to know perceived level of self-concept among the rural girl students in Pennagaram Block of Dharmapuri District. There were 370 respondents selected by using stratified proportionate random sampling technique constituted the sample. The researcher used questionnaire pertaining to personal data along with .Self -concept questionnairedeveloped by Dr. Rajkumar Saraswat. Major findings of this study revealed that more than half (56.5%) of the respondents had high self concept. As per the study results it is understood that no socio-demographic variable has influence over the respondentís self concept except the course of study.


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