ERIC Number: ED370993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Frame of Reference Theory of Self-Concept Formation with Academically-Able Students.
Williams, Janice E.; Montgomery, Diane
Frame of reference theory (Marsh, 1990) proclaims that students make both internal ability comparisons across academic domains and external ability comparisons relative to peers in determining academic self-concept. The validation of this theory with academically able students seems crucial to their appropriate placement in specialized program options. Verbal and mathematics self-concept and achievement measures were administered to 103 academically able high school students. Path analyses verified the dual influence of both internal and external processes on overall student self-concepts. Gender difference analyses indicated that whereas males may tend toward making external comparisons, the internal comparison process may be stronger for females. (Contains 24 references, 1 table and 3 figures.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Academic Self Concept; Frame of Reference Model; Internal External Frame of Reference Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).