The big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) predicts that equally able students have lower academic self-concepts (ASCs) when attending schools where the average ability levels of classmates is high, and higher ASCs when attending schools where the school-average ability is low. BFLPE findings are remarkably robust, generalizing over a wide variety of different individual student and contextual level characteristics, settings, countries, long-term follow-ups, and research designs. Because of the ...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Marsh, H. W. et al. (2008). 'The big-fish-little-pond-effect stands up to critical scrutiny: implications for theory, methodology, and future research', Educational Psychology Review 20(3), 319-350. [Available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/1040-726X]. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited.
The big-fish-little-pond-effect stands up to critical scrutiny: implications for theory, methodology, and future research
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