ERIC Number: EJ556036
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Distinguishing Multiple Dimensions of Conceptions of Ability: Implications for Self-Evaluation.
Pomerantz, Eva M.; Ruble, Diane N.
Child Development, v68 n6 p1165-80 Dec 1997
Examined convergences and divergences among dimensions of ability concepts (uncontrollable, constant, capacity) in second through fifth graders. Found that the near-zero correlations, three-factor solution yielded by confirmatory factor analysis, variability in age-related differences, differential links to cognitive competence, and diverse forms of self-evaluation among the three dimensions suggest that the three are distinct and play different roles in self-evaluation. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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