ERIC Number: EJ1031812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Mapping Changes in Students' English and Math Self-Concepts: A Latent Growth Model Study
King, Ronnel B.; McInerney, Dennis M.
Educational Psychology, v34 n5 p581-597 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 included as time-invariant predictors. Results indicated that students' English self-concept slightly increased across time, while math self-concept marginally declined. Gender influenced both the initial levels and rates of change for English and math self-concepts, while school ability level predicted initial levels of self-concept. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Academic Ability, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire