Assessing What Kids Think About Themselves: A Guide to Adolescent Self-Concept for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners

A negative self concept during adolescence has been associated with maladaptive behaviors and emotions, while a positive self-concept has been linked to positive social and emotional development. This brief discusses child and adolescent self-concept and provides information for out-of-school time program practitioners on how to assess self-concept among program participants. It also suggests ways that program practitioners can foster positive self concept in adolescents. Included is a questionnaire for program participants to complete, and links to other resources.

Publication Date: 
2008-8
Sponsor: 
Child Trends