Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Academic Self-Concept

  • Munirah Shaik KadirEmail author
  • Alexander Seeshing Yeung
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1118-1

Synonyms

Definition

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).

Introduction

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...

Keywords

Educational Outcome Math Achievement Academic Domain Personal Construct Psychology Reciprocal Effect Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Munirah Shaik Kadir
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander Seeshing Yeung
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Positive Psychology and EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityStrathfieldAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Catholic UniversityStrathfieldAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Christian Jordan
    • 1
  1. 1.Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada