Assessment of changes in self concept, marital role expectation, and behavioral understanding in high school family life students Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to assess change in self concept, marital role expectation, and behavioral understanding in high school students enrolled in a family life course. The subjects were two groups of high school students from an only senior high school in a school district. The experimental group was made up of 25 boys and 28 girls enrolled in a one semester family life course, and a control group made up of 25 boys and 28 girls enrolled in a modern problems course. The groups were matched on sex, age, socioeconomic level, and grade point average. Data from the subjects were collected in a one semester pretest and posttest situation using the following instruments: the Interpersonal Check List as a measure of self concept, Dunn Marriage Role Expectation Inventory as a measure of marital role expectancy, and the Film Test for Understanding Behavior as a measure of behavioral understanding. The analysis of covariance was used, with the pretest scores serving as a covariant, to test the following hypotheses: Hypothesis I: There are no differences in changes in self concept for family life education students and their controls. Hypothesis II: There are no differences in marital role expectation for family life education students and their controls. Hypothesis III: There are no differences in behavioral understanding for family life education students and their controls. Each hypothesis was considered for an experimental-control comparison, a male experimental-control comparison, and a female experimental-control comparison. The analysis of covariance provided information for testing the null hypotheses as well as establishing whether or not differences in the initial scoring patterns influenced the distribution of difference scores of the experimental and control group. Results of Hypothesis I indicated that the tests of significance of difference for both the Dominance and Love dimensions of self concept were not significant for either the experimental-control comparison or the sex comparisons. The non-significant results indicated the changes in self concept, recorded for any comparison of the experimental and control groups were not significantly different. The null hypothesis was not rejected for any of the comparisons. The test of Hypothesis II yielded significant results in each of the three comparisons: total group, male, and female. One consistant difference throughout these groups was with respect to the subscale Incorrect on the DMREI. In each instance the scores of the experimental subjects reflected a significant decrease on the Incorrect subscale which indicated a decrease in authoritarian views of marital roles after exposure to the family life course. In addition, the females in the experimental group showed a significant difference in change on Correct subscale which indicated an increase in the equalitarian views. Therefore, the null hypothesis was rejected for the total group compassion and for the male group comparison for the subscale Incorrect. For female group comparison, the null hypothesis was rejected for both the Incorrect and Correct subscales. In testing Hypothesis III, the only significant finding was for the male experimental-control comparigon on the subscale Guidance. The male experimental group recorded a significantly greater increase on the Guidance subscale than did their controls. Possible explanations for observed sex differences were discussed. In particular, the significant findings for males on Guidance subscale, and the trend toward increased equalitarian veiws were noted. Limitations of the study and suggestions for further research were provided.
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