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Why multicollinearity matters: A reexamination of relations between self-efficacy, self-concept, and achievement

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Multicollinearity is a well-known general problem, but it also seriously threatens valid interpretations in structural equation models. Illustrating this problem, J. Pietsch, R. Walker, and E. Chapman (2003) found paths leading to achievement were apparently much larger for self-efficacy (.55) than self-concept (-.05), suggesting - erroneously, as the authors' reanalysis shows - that self-efficacy was a better predictor of achievement. However, because standard errors for these two paths were...

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10.1037/0022-0663.96.3.518

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Volume:
96
Issue:
3
Pages:
518-522
Publication date:
2004-09-05
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0022-0663
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uuid:f1d92694-3301-46f3-b9fa-53131cd8eb00
Source identifiers:
103233
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pubs:103233
Language:
English

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