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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Susan James, Fred Stickle, Rob Kennedy

Degree Program

Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Degree Type

Education Specialist Degree


Homogeneous grouping, a technique which assigns learners by ability levels into class sections for instruction, has undergone considerable controversy. This study investigated the relationship between global self-concept and two procedures used to group seventh-grade students for instruction. The two procedures were heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping The Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Inventory Scale was administered to 76 heterogeneously grouped students and 70 homogeneously grouped students. A T-Test was applied to study the data by total groups. It was concluded that there was insufficient evidence to reject the hypothesis that there was no difference between the two groups.


Counseling Psychology | Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Teacher Education and Professional Development