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Longitudinal multilevel models of the big-fish-little-pond effect on academic self-concept: counterbalancing contrast and reflected-glory effects in Hong Kong schools.

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Longitudinal multilevel path models (7,997 students, 44 high schools, 4 years) evaluated effects of school-average achievement and perceived school status on academic self-concept in Hong Kong, which has a collectivist culture with a highly achievement-segregated high school system. Consistent with a priori predictions based on the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE), higher school-average achievements led to lower academic self-concepts (contrast effect), whereas higher perceived school stat...

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10.1037//0022-3514.78.2.337

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of personality and social psychology
Volume:
78
Issue:
2
Pages:
337-349
Publication date:
2000-02-05
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EISSN:
1939-1315
ISSN:
0022-3514
URN:
uuid:4f7b4b64-5079-4a71-9b16-065c97b75caa
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103167
Local pid:
pubs:103167

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