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Provides a complete picture of self-concept using a simple yes-or-no response format.

32890 Piers-Harris Children
32890R PHCSCS-2 AutoScore Answer Forms, Pk/20


Provides a complete picture of self-concept using a simple yes-or-no response format.
Ellen V. Piers, Ph.D., Dale B. Harris, Ph.D., and David S. Herzberg, Ph.D.

  • Age Range: 7 to 18 years
  • Time: 10-15 minutes

The updated Second Edition of the Piers-Harris, on of the most widely used measures of psychological health in children and adolescents, quickly identifies individuals who need further testing or treatment. Unlike many other measures of self-concept, the PHCSCS-2 is based on the individual’s own perceptions rather than the observations of caregivers or teachers. It is widely used in both schools and clinics, and often used in routine classroom screening to identify specific areas of conflict, typical coping and defense mechanisms, and appropriate intervention techniques.

The PHCSCS-2 is composed of 60 items covering six subscales:

  1. Physical Appearance and Attributes
  2. Freedom From Anxiety
  3. Intellectual and School Status
  4. Behavioral Adjustment
  5. Happiness and Satisfaction
  6. Popularity

In addition, two validity scales identify biased responding and the tendency to answer randomly. Test items are simple descriptive statements, written at a 3rd-grade reading level.

The PHCSCS-2 provides a Total Score that reflects overall self-concept, plus subscale scores that permit more detailed interpretation. Nationally representative norms are based on a sample of nearly 1400 students.

The PHCSCS-2 Complete Kit includes a Manual and 40 AutoScore Answer Forms. Spanish Answer Sheets also available.