Generation changes of Polish adolescents self-image (cohorts 1987 versus 2001)
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Psychiatr Pol 2010;44(6):811-821
Aim. To compare the self-image of adolescents over fifteen years in Poland (1987 versus 2001). Methods. Participants were 1752 school students aged 16 to 17 years randomly selected from high school in Krakow (university town). Self-image was measured by the Offer Self-Image Questionnaire. MANOVA, ANOVAs and CFA were applied as statistical methods. Results. Between 1987 and 2001 self-image changes toward a more positive self perceptions in 2001. Boys described themselves better on most scales. Girls score better on vocational and educational goals and superior adjustment. Conclusions. Self-image changes over time. It is influenced by macrosocial conditions. The research confirms the 5-factor model of self-image structure of the questionnaire and its inter-generational and inter-cultural stability.
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