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ERIC Number: ED115534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Grade and Sex Differences in the Impact of Academic Achievement.
Grabe, Mark
Scholastic achievements of high school students and the impact which these achievements have on adolescents' feelings of personal worth are examined. Nine hundred and thirty-four subjects from nine Iowa secondary schools participated in the study. The hypothesis that in high academic achievers more positive self-concept scores are found among older males and younger females, thus reflecting the age level when academic accomplishments were given the highest peer approval, was partially disproven. The predicted age-related decline in the impact of academic achievement on female self-concept failed to result. As an upperclassman, the achieving male appears to have a more positive self-concept than the achieving underclassman. This combination of results indicates that if a group were to be chosen as being limited by some form of stereotype, it should be the male underclassmen rather than the female upperclassmen. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Chicago, Illinois, August 1975)