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ERIC Number: EJ854309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
The Causal Ordering of Self-Concept and Academic Motivation and Its Effect on Academic Achievement
Green, Jasmine; Nelson, Genevieve; Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herb
International Education Journal, v7 n4 p534-546 Sep 2006
Critical questions in educational psychology research to be addressed in this paper concern the casual relationship between academic self-concept, academic motivation and its effect on academic achievement. Do changes in academic self-concept and academic motivation lead to changes in subsequent academic achievement? Various studies have attempted to answer this question by examining the causal relations between academic self-concept and academic achievement as well as academic motivation and academic achievement. Less integral to research however has been the investigation of the relationship between both academic self-concept and academic motivation and their combined effects on academic achievement. For this reason, this paper aims to elucidate further the relationships among self-concept, motivation and academic achievement by proposing a longitudinal design by which self-concept and motivation are measured from a multidimensional perspective. The theoretical and practical implications of this important question will be discussed. (Contains 1 footnote and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia