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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychology, 2014
The aims of this study were to examine changes in students' English and math self-concepts and to investigate the effects of gender and school ability level on these changes. Self-concept in English and math were measured thrice across three years among a sample of 2618 secondary school students from Hong Kong. Gender and school ability level were…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences
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Liem, Gregory Arief D.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Yeung, Alexander S. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2015
The study examined the relations between academic achievement and self-concepts in a sample of 1,067 seventh-grade students from 3 core ability streams in Singapore secondary education. Although between-stream differences in achievement were large, between-stream differences in academic self-concepts were negligible. Within each stream, levels of…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M.; Ali, Jinnat – Educational Psychology, 2014
Students' motivation is known to be influenced by both internally referenced and externally referenced factors. Internally referenced factors include self-processes (sense of competence and affect), whereas externally referenced factors include significant others (parents, peers and teachers). Using the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Student Motivation, White Students
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King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Watkins, David A. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2012
Research on implicit theories of intelligence and academic emotions have proceeded in parallel with little cross-over of ideas. This study aims to examine the potential synergies that may exist between these two strands of research by examining whether implicit theories of intelligence can function as a predictor of academic emotions when situated…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Secondary School Students, Role, Theories
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Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; McInerney, Dennis M.; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Educational Psychology, 2014
The big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) posits that students with the same ability will have higher academic self-concepts when they are in low-ability classes than in high-ability classes. Our research puts the BFLPE under scrutiny by examining goal orientations as the moderators that may affect the size of the BFLPE. We collected data on…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Self Concept
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Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Martin, Andrew J.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Yeung, Alexander S. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
The big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) was evaluated with 4,461 seventh to ninth graders in Singapore where a national policy of ability streaming is implemented. Consistent with the BFLPE, when prior achievement was controlled, students in the high-ability stream had lower English and mathematics self-concepts (ESCs and MSCs) and those in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Lam, Amy Kwok Hap – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study examined the prediction of academic self-concept (English and Mathematics) and learning strategies (deep and surface), and their direction of effect, on academic achievement (English and Mathematics) of 8,354 students from 16 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Two competing models were tested to ascertain the direction of effect: Model A…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Green, Jasmine; Dowson, Martin – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2007
The aim of the present study was to better understand the combined and unique effects of teacher-student and parent-child relationships in students' achievement motivation and self-esteem. Participants were 3450 high school students administered items assessing their interpersonal relationships, academic motivation and engagement, academic…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Gender Differences, Age Differences
Barnes, Geoffrey; McInerney, Dennis M.; Marsh, Herbert W. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2005
In many countries there remain substantial sex differences in enrolments in elective science courses, despite concerted efforts in recent years to alleviate them. This paper explores the reasons for these differences by comparing models of male and female enrolment intentions in elective courses in biology, chemistry and physics. The models are…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Intention, Models, Elective Courses
McInerney, Dennis M. – 2001
An individual's school motivation and achievement are products of a complex set of interacting motivational goals, sense of self, and self-concept variables. Motivational goals may be differentially salient to individuals from different cultural backgrounds; and sense of self, including academic self-concept, may vary across cultural groups. This…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Achievement Need
McInerney, Dennis M. – 1998
This paper reports on a series of studies that examine the multidimensional nature of achievement motivation across a number of cultural groups, the determinants of this achievement motivation, and the relationship of achievement motivation to criteria of school success, such as attendance, retention, achievement, further education, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, American Indians, Cross Cultural Studies
McInerney, Dennis M. – 1998
This paper presents an overview of 15 years of international study designed to determine the nature of motivational beliefs, values and goals held by students from different cultural groups, the comparability of these beliefs, values, and goals with those promoted by classrooms and schools, and the impact individual, cultural/social, peer, family,…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Achievement Need, American Indians, Beliefs
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Swisher, Karen Gayton – Journal of American Indian Education, 1995
Over 500 Navajo high school students completed the Inventory of School Motivation, based on the personal investment model of motivation. Results suggest that the model's most salient elements for this group were sense-of-self components and one task component, striving for excellence. Combinations of variables were useful in predicting student…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, American Indian Education, Attitude Measures, Cultural Relevance
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M.; Russel-Bowie, Deirdre – 1999
Australian university students attending a 3-year teacher education program (N=329) responded to self-concept items in four Creative Arts domains: music, visual art, dance, and drama. Their responses were then related to their attitudes toward teaching these subjects. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed that self-concept in each domain was…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Art, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Chui, Hong-Sheung; Lau, Ivy Cheuk-yin; McInerney, Dennis M.; Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2000
Examines the hierarchy of academic self-concept in four studies. Tests the hypotheses that strong hierarchical relations exist in the academic self-concept structure at a domain-specific level, and that a hierarchy exists in an educational setting with a strong focus on the curriculum. Results reveal support for the multidimensionality of academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Educational Environment, Self Concept