Gender Differences in Self-Concept among School Going Adolescents

Narendra Kumar Singh, Nishant Goyal, Vinit Kumar Singh


Self-concept is one of the oldest and important constructs in social sciences. Self-concept in children and adolescents require an environment that provides freedom to explore and experiment also providing protection from danger. Earlier research has discussed the importance and benefit of self-concept in educational settings and has led to studies examining the role of self-concept in school performance. There is scarce information in the general setting therefore, this study will look the existence of differences in self-concept of the boys and girls among school going adolescents in Indian setting. Results indicated that significant group differences on physical and temperamental. Female students scored lower on physical self-concept than male students, but higher on temperamental self-concept.


Keywords: self-concept, development, school going adolescents 

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ISSN 0974-1313 (Print)

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