Self-perception profile of adolescent girls at a single-sex and a mixed-sex school

J Granleese, S Joseph

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The aim of this study was to investigate the association between attendance at either a single- or a mixed-sex school and scores on the Self-Perception Profile for Children (Harter, 1985). Subjects included 143 Northern Irish adolescent girls from a single-sex secondary school in Belfast and 24 adolescent girls from a mixed-sex secondary school matched for location and religious affiliation. Results indicated that girls from the single-sex school were less happy than girls at the mixed-sex school with respect to their physical appearance, but more satisfied with their behavioral conduct. In addition, physical appearance was the best predictor of global self-worth for girls at the mixed-sex school, whereas behavioral conduct was the best predictor of global self-worth for girls at the single-sex school.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-30
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Genetic Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993


  • Adolescent
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Gender Identity
  • Humans
  • Individuality
  • Internal-External Control
  • Male
  • Personality Inventory
  • Self Concept
  • Social Adjustment
  • Social Environment

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