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Explaining paradoxical relations between academic self-concepts and achievements: Cross-cultural generalizability of the internal/external frame of reference predictions across 26 countries

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The internal/external frame of reference (I/E) model explains a seemingly paradoxical pattern of relations between math and verbal self-concepts and corresponding measures of achievement, extends social comparison theory, and has important educational implications. In a cross-cultural study of nationally representative samples of 15-year-olds from 26 countries (total N = 55,577), I/ E predictions were supported in that (a) math and verbal achievements were highly correlated, but math and verb...

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10.1037/0022-0663.96.1.56

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Volume:
96
Issue:
1
Pages:
56-67
Publication date:
2004-03-05
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EISSN:
1939-2176
ISSN:
0022-0663
URN:
uuid:4a5cfb01-0bae-463f-b7b9-cea6ce92f64e
Source identifiers:
103241
Local pid:
pubs:103241
Language:
English

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