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Marsh, Herbert W.; Trautwein, Ulrich; Ludtke, Oliver; Baumert, Jurgen; Koller, Olaf – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
According to the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE), attending academically selective high schools negatively affects academic self-concept. Does the BFLPE persist after graduation from high school? In two large, representative samples of German high school students (Study 1: 2,306 students, 147 schools; Study 2: 1,758 students, 94 schools), the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures