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ERIC Number: ED405532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Self-Concept of Chinese Students: Frame of Reference and Subject Specificity.
Hau, Kit-Tai; Kong, Chit-Kwong
The Internal/External (I/E) Frame of Reference Model and the structure of students' self-concept in various academic subjects were examined using 195 Grade 10 Chinese students in Hong Kong. Results of structural equation analyses supported the following: (1) the distinction between Chinese and English as two independent academic subjects (rather than as a single language subject); (2) the multi-faceted nature of self-concept and academic performance (three subjects rather than a single construct); (3) self-concept of academic subjects as basically uncorrelated factors, whereas respective achievement as substantially correlated factors; (4) strong relationships between academic performance and self-concept of matching subject; and (5) moderate negative relationships between performance and self-concept of non-matching subjects. The applicability of the I/E Model was generally substantiated. A table demonstrating goodness of fit of various models and a model illustrating relationship of self-concept to achievement are included. (Author/LSR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong