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ERIC Number: EJ797194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Academic Self-Perception and Its Relationship to Academic Performance
Stringer, Ronald W.; Heath, Nancy
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n2 p327-345 2008
One hundred and fifty-five students (average age, 10 years 7 months) were initially tested on reading, arithmetic, and academic self-perception. One year later they were tested again. Initial academic scores accounted for a large proportion of the variance in later academic scores. The children's self-perceptions of academic competence accounted for significant variance in academic performance one year later. However, neither the academic self-perceptions at the beginning of the study nor changes in self-perceptions over time predicted changes in academic performance. Self-perception of academic competence cannot play a simple, causal role in academic achievement. (Contains 3 tables.) [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)