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ERIC Number: EJ822327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 106
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
Academic Achievement, Academic Self-Concept, and Academic Motivation of Immigrant Adolescents in the Greater Toronto Area Secondary Schools
Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Freeman, John G.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v19 n4 p700-743 Sum 2008
The study examined the self-reported academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation of 573 immigrant and nonimmigrant adolescents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) secondary schools. Descriptive Discriminant Analyses indicated that the immigrant adolescents had higher performance in mathematics, higher math and school self-concepts, and higher intrinsic and extrinsic motivation than their nonimmigrant counterparts. Multiple regression analyses showed that verbal self-concept and school self-concept were the best predictors of English GPAs for both immigrant and nonimmigrant adolescents. Although math self-concept was the sole predictor of math GPAs for immigrant and nonimmigrant adolescents, school self-concept was the sole predictor of overall GPAs for nonimmigrant adolescents. The best predictors of overall GPAs for immigrant adolescents were math and school self-concepts and extrinsic motivation-external regulation. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Toronto)