Self-perception Profile for Children (SPPC)

1.    [R] [S] Some kids feel that they are very good at their school work
BUT
Other kids worry about whether they can do the work assigned to them. [S] [R]
2.    [R] [S] Some kids find it hard to make fiends
BUT
Other kids find it’s pretty easy to make friends. [S] [R]
3.    [R] [S] Some kids do very well at all kinds of sports
BUT
Other kids don’t feel that they are very good when it comes to sports. [S] [R]
4.    [R] [S] Some kids are happy with the way they look
BUT
Other kids are not happy with the way they look. [S] [R]
5.    [R] [S] Some kids often do not like the way they behave
BUT
Other kids usually like the way they behave. [S] [R]
6.    [R] [S] Some kids are often unhappy with themselves
BUT
Other lads are pretty please with themselves. [S] [R]
7.    [R] [S] Some kids feel like they are just as smart as other kids their age
BUT
Other kids aren’t so sure and wonder if they are as smart. [S] [R]
8.    [R] [S] Some kids have a lot of friends
BUT
Other kids don’t have very many friends.  [S] [R]
9.    [R] [S] Some kids wish they could be a lot better at sports
BUT
Other kids feel they are good enough at sports.  [S] [R]
10. [R] [S] Some kids are happy with their height and weight
BUT
Other kids wish their height or weight were different. [S] [R]
11.[R] [S] Some kids usually do the right thing BUT Other kids often don’t do the right thing. [S] [R]
12.[R] [S] Some kids don’t like the way they are leading their life BUT Other kids do like the way they are leading their life. [S] [R]
13.[R] [S] Some kids are pretty slow in finishing their school work
BUT
Other kids can do their school work quickly. [S] [R]
14.[R] [S] Some kids would like to have a lot more friends
BUT
Other kids have as many friends as they want. [S] [R]
15.[R] [S] Some kids think they could do well at just about any new sports activity they haven’t tried before
BUT
Other kids are afraid they might not do well at sports they haven’t ever tried. [S] [R]
16.[R] [S] Some kids wish their body was different
BUT
Other kids like their body the way it is. [S] [R]
17.[R] [S] Some kids usually act they way they know they are supposed to
BUT
Other kids often don’t act the way they are supposed to. [S] [R]
18.[R] [S] Some kids are happy with themselves as a person
BUT
Other kids are often not happy with themselves. [S] [R]
19.[R] [S] Some kids often forget what they learn
BUT
Other kids can remember things easily. [S] [R]
20.[R] [S] Some kids are always doing things with a lot of kids BUT Other kids usually do things by themselves. [S] [R]
21.[R] [S] Some kids feel that they are better than others their age at sports
BUT
Other kids don’t feel they can play as well. [S] [R]
22.[R] [S] Some kids wish their physical appearance (how they look) was different
BUT
Other kids like their physical appearance the way it is. [S] [R]
23.[R] [S] Some kids usually get in trouble because of things they do
BUT
Other kids usually don’t do things that get them in trouble. [S] [R]
24.[R] [S] Some kids like the kinds of person they are
BUT
Other kids often wish they were someone else. [S] [R]
25.[R] [S] Some kids do very well at their classwork
BUT
Other kids don’t do very well at their classwork. [S] [R]
26.[R] [S] Some kids wish that more people their age liked them
BUT
Other kids feel that most people their age do like them. [S] [R]
27.[R] [S] In games and sports some kids usually watch instead of play
BUT
Other kids usually play rather than just watch. [S] [R]
28.[R] [S] Some kids wish something about their face or hair looked different BUT Other kids like their face and hair the way they are. [S] [R]
29.[R] [S] Some kids do things they know they shouldn’t do BUT Other kids hardly ever do things they know they shouldn’t do. [S] [R]
30.[R] [S] Some kids are very happy being the way they are
BUT
Other kids wish they were different. [S] [R]
31.[R] [S] Some kids have trouble figuring out the answers in school
BUT
Other kids almost always can figure out the answers. [S] [R]
32.[R] [S] Some kids are popular with others their age
BUT
Other kids are not very popular. [S] [R]
33.[R] [S] Some kids don’t do well at new outdoor games
BUT
Other kids are good at new games right away. [S] [R]
34.[R] [S] Some kids think that they are good looking
BUT
Other kids think that they are not very good looking. [S] [R]
35.[R] [S] Some kids behave themselves very well
BUT
Other kids often find it hard to behave themselves. [S] [R]
36.[R] [S] Some kids are not very happy with the way they do a lot of things
BUT
Other kids think the way they do things is fine. [S] [R]
[R]=Really True for me‚ [S]= Sort of True for me
 
 

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