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ERIC Number: EJ1005467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Does the Timing of Transition Matter? Comparison of German Students' Self-Perceptions before and after Transition to Secondary School
Arens, A. Katrin; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Craven, Rhonda G.; Watermann, Rainer; Hasselhorn, Marcus
International Journal of Educational Research, v57 p1-11 2013
The often observed decline in students' self-perceptions across transition to secondary school after grade 6 is often attributed to students' entry to puberty. This study aims to examine whether lowered self-perceptions can be observed after transition in Germany which occurs after grade 4 and thus takes place before puberty. Fifth graders (N = 307) were found to be lower in self-esteem, academic competence perceptions, and academic affect than 4th graders (N = 318). No mean differences were found for physical appearance and peer self-concepts. Boys and girls did not differ in their reactions to transition. Hence, students' lowered self-perceptions after transition may be predominantly attributed to the transition itself rather than to the co-occurrence of transition and puberty. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany