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ERIC Number: ED128699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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Significant Others, Self-Concept of Ability, and Achievement.
Lewis, Paddy
This research investigated the model that proposes that significant others affect self-concept of academic ability which affects achievement. The statistical method used was path analysis. The population studied consisted of low-achieving black students. The model was not substantiated for students who had negative (defensive) attitudes towards school. Defensive attitudes appear to help protect self-concept which was found to be disproportionate to and unaffecting of achievement. The model, however, was substantiated for students with positive (non-defensive) attitudes towards school: significant others were found to affect self-concept of ability which in turn affected achievement. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)