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‘My favourite things to do’ and ‘my favourite people’: Exploring salient aspects of children’s self-concept

Tatlow-Golden, Mimi and Guerin, Suzanne (2010). ‘My favourite things to do’ and ‘my favourite people’: Exploring salient aspects of children’s self-concept. Childhood, 17(4) pp. 545–562.

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Abstract

This study explores the potential of the ‘draw-and-write’ method for inviting children to communicate salient aspects of their self-concept. Irish primary school children aged 10–13 years drew and wrote about their favourite people and things to do (social and active self). Children drew and described many salient activities (39 in total) and people – including pets. Results suggest that widely used, adult-constructed self-esteem scales for children, while multidimensional, are limited, and that ‘draw-and-write’ is an effective multimodal method with which children can express their social and active self-concepts.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
ISSN: 1461-7013
Keywords: children; draw-and-write; drawings; self-concept; self-esteem
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood and Youth
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Childhood Youth and Sport Group (CYSG)
Item ID: 55644
Depositing User: Mimi Tatlow-Golden
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 14:12
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 18:02
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55644
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