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    Author(s): A. Laverne Dickerson
    Date: 1977
    Source: In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 142-149
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Four dimensions of self-concept were measured at the beginning and the end of the Youth Conservation Corps's 1971 pilot program. The overall evaluation of the program had found no changes in self-concept, but factor analysis identified some significant differences. The campers' perceptions of their adequacy decreased, while their perceptions of their personal worth and social skills increased. These changes differed with the sex, age, and family income of the participants and with the type, location, sponsoring agency, and management style of the camps.

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    Dickerson, A. Laverne. 1977. The youth conservation corps and adolescents'' self-concept. In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 142-149

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