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ERIC Number: ED108063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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Academic Self Concept and School Achievement: A Multiple Probe.
Scott, Corinne C.
Because the Brookover Self-Concept of Ability Scale has been widely used during the past decade as an index of general academic self-concept, this scale was selected to investigate the hypotheses in the present study. The purpose of this study were twofold: (1) to investigate the dimensionality of academic self-concept through patterns of item intercorrelation and factor analysis; and (2) to explore the relationship among the resultant academic self-concept factors, school achievement and I. Q. One hundred and thirty-four seventh grade students served as subjects. The principal factors method of factor analysis was used. Resulting data supported the set of hypotheses under investigation. The results of this study suggest that examination and reporting of the Brookover Scale as three subscales could serve to strengthen the interpretation of that variation in school achievement attributable to general academic seld-concept. To the extent that academic self-concept is an affective consequence of the teaching-learning process and is an inhibitor of school achievement, the implications for education concerning multiple factors in the ASC construct are numerous. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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