Typical Development in Children’s Self-Concept

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Typical Development in Children’s Self-Concept

Secondary School
– able to reflect on & evaluate own qualities
– understands & accepts that personal qualities can be changeable & inconsistent
– is able to integrate personal characteristics into an integrated whole

Primary School
– compares self with others
– determines own ability level by ranking performance against that of peers
– able to make a more realistic assessment of one’s own abilities

Pre-School
– describes physical appearance, family context & favourite activity
– has high opinion of own abilities & wants to show you

Source: KidsMatter, An APS Initiative

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