n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Effect of institutionalization on self-concept and certain cognitive components of adolescent students

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The state of Eritrea has enjoyed 11 years of her independence. She is paving a way towards nation building. The adolescent students in the state will contribute in this venture. They need to be psychologically healthy and mature, the key for which lies in their adequate self - concept. During the developmental stages of adolescence and youth, the self-concept becomes more differentiated and better organized (Steinberg, 1989). It changes and consolidates, due to physical changes, intellectual growth, increasing emotional independence, and changes in roles (Coleman and Hendry, 1999). At this point it is apt to explore the self-concept of students in Asmara - its level, its relation with other factors, and individual differences, if any. Such an exploration may further lead to attain adequate self - concept through intervention programs, which may in turn be fruitful in national development.

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