Bennett, B. J., Davis, R. R., Harris, A. A., Brown, K. K., Wood, P. P., Jones, D. R., & … Jones, C. B. (2004). A Research Brief: A Novel Characteristic of Role Model Choice by Black Male College Students. Negro Educational Review,55(2/3), 143-145.
Investigates the social self-concept defined as all of one’s thoughts and feelings about one’s self in relation to others and others’ views of the self. Evidence that males choosing themselves as role models are proportionately more likely to rate themselves “very attractive” than subjects on the entire sample as shown by a Chi Square test of independence; Significance of a young black male choosing himself as his own role model.
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