The PHCSCS-2 assesses self-concept and quickly identifies individuals who need further testing or treatment.
A quantitative self-report measure of children’s and adolescents’ conscious self-perceptions
- Ratings are based on the individual’s own perceptions rather than the observations of parents or teachers.
- Test items are simple descriptive statements, written at a 3rd-grade reading level.
- A total score reflects overall self-concept; subscale scores (Behavioral Adjustment, Freedom from Anxiety, Happiness and Satisfaction, Intellectual and School Status, Physical Appearance and Attributes, and Popularity) permit more detailed interpretation.
- Psychometrically equivalent to the original scales, so results from the PHCSCS-2 can be compared, for research or clinical purposes, to those obtained using the original test.
- Useful for routine classroom screening as well as in clinical settings to determine specific areas of conflict, typical coping and defense mechanisms, and appropriate intervention techniques.
- Standardized on a sample of 1,387 students throughout the United States.