Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

McKay, Linda,


Education, Curriculum and Instruction.




The relationship between Self-Perception and Academic Achievement among Native students in grades five and six were examined. Forty-three students responded to the Self-Perception Profile for Children (Harter, 1985) which was used to assess self-perception. The Self-Perception variables examined were Scholastic Competence, Social Acceptance, Athletic Competence, Physical Appearance, Behavioral Conduct and Global Self-Worth. Academic Achievement was assessed by the Achievement Report prepared by the students' teachers. Achievement was measured in the following academic subjects: Language Arts (Listening, Oral Language, Reading, Grammar, Written Language, Spelling, Penmanship), Mathematics, Environmental Studies (Science, Social Studies, Health), Computers, Physical Education, Art, Drama and Study Skills. Correlational analysis indicated that the only Self-Perception variable that demonstrated a significant correlation to Academic Achievement was Scholastic Competence (r = .341, p < .05). All Academic Achievement variables were significantly correlated with Average Academic Achievement except the Computer variable. Results indicated that a significant relationship did not exist between Academic Achievement and Self-Perception among Native students in grade five and grade six. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .M33. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, page: 0659. Adviser: Linda McKay. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.