Self-Concept Rating Scale

Self-Concept, a term so widely used in education today, has been and still is the target of researches here and abroad. Difficult to define, problematic to measure and incredibly complex, this dimension of personality nevertheless has been and continues to be the subject of theory development. According to Thompson (1971, p. 322) there have been disagreements (definition, theoretical analysis, designing instruments, etc.) among those interested in self-concept, yet attempts to measure this construct as educators and psychologist are very much aware of the significance of knowing one's concept of self.

Self-concept has been demonstrated to be related to a person's personal adjustment therefore influential in much of behavior. Empirical and experimental data also indicate a direct relationship between self-concept and academic excellence.


A variety of instruments have been developed over the past years to measure self-concept and related constructs. However, these are American tests standardized on the American population. There is a need for self-concept scale applicable to the Philippine culture. Furthermore, there is this need for a self-concept scale suited to the school setting which may be used by counselors and teachers. The Pasao Self-Concept Rating Scale, which is a bilingual, attempts to meet these needs.