- Munirah Shaik KadirAffiliated withInstitute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University Email author
- , Alexander Seeshing YeungAffiliated withAustralian Catholic University
In a general sense, academic self-concept (ASC) can be defined as one’s academic self-perceptions or one’s perception of one’s general ability in school (Shavelson et al. 1976). This conceptualization of ASC was part of the multidimensional and hierarchical self-concept model for students proposed by Shavelson et al. (1976) and later modified by Marsh and Shavelson (1985). The model puts global self-concept at the apex of the self-concept hierarchy which then branches into two separate facets: (1) ASC and (2) non-ASC, each of which further branches out into specific domains (see Shavelson et al. 1976, p. 413).
Academic self-concept (ASC) has been widely researched, with studies spanning over four decades. The prominence of this research is due to the associations found between ASC and a wide range of educational and behavioral outcomes (Marsh and Craven 2006). These outcomes include achievement (e.g., Kadir et al. 20 ...
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Date: 2016 (Latest)History
- 2016 (Latest)
- Academic Self-Concept
- Reference Work Title
- Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences
- pp 1-8
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- Springer International Publishing
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- Springer International Publishing AG
- Editor Affiliations
- 1. Oakland University
- 2. Oakland University
- Author Affiliations
- 3. Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
- 4. Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
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