Underlying Structure of the Ecological Q-Sort: A Self-Concept Instrument for Use with Elderly Persons

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Self-concept has been defined as being both contextual and multidimensional, varying with different situations and states of being. In this light, the Ecological Q-Sort was developed to measure the varying nature of self-concept in older persons. The purpose of this study is to determine what contextual selves are represented within the framework of the Ecological Q-Sort. The cards of the test were rated and Ward's Hierarchical Clustering technique was utilized to categorize the cards along two dimensional rating factors. Statistical analysis revealed that social, productive, physical, play, active, assertive, and nurturing selves are represented .by the instrument. Those selves are ... continued below

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Morgan, Melanie Dawn August 1989.

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Self-concept has been defined as being both contextual and multidimensional, varying with different situations and states of being. In this light, the Ecological Q-Sort was developed to measure the varying nature of self-concept in older persons. The purpose of this study is to determine what contextual selves are represented within the framework of the Ecological Q-Sort. The cards of the test were rated and Ward's Hierarchical Clustering technique was utilized to categorize the cards along two dimensional rating factors. Statistical analysis revealed that social, productive, physical, play, active, assertive, and nurturing selves are represented .by the instrument. Those selves are measured by the Loneliness/Sociability, Productive/Relaxation, Vitality/Instability, Initiative/Inefficacy, Confidence/ Uncertainty, and Nurturing/Loss categories.

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Morgan, Melanie Dawn. Underlying Structure of the Ecological Q-Sort: A Self-Concept Instrument for Use with Elderly Persons, thesis, August 1989; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500676/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .