Elementary school students’ learner self-concept, academic self-concepts and approaches to learning

Burnett, Paul C. & Proctor, Romina M. J. (2002) Elementary school students’ learner self-concept, academic self-concepts and approaches to learning. Educational Psychology in Practice, 18(4), pp. 325-333.

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The present study investigated the relationships between academic selfconcepts, learner self-concept, and approaches to learning in elementary school students. A sample of 580 Australian Grade 6 and 7 school students with a mean age of 10.7 years participated in the study. Weak negative correlations between learner self-concepts and surface approaches to learning were identiŽ ed. In contrast, deep approaches for both boys and girls showed the highest positive correlations with school self-concept and learning self-concept. Only slight variations in these Ž gures were found between boys and girls.

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ID Code: 26843
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Academic self-concept, Learner self-concept, Approaches to learning, Elementary School Students
DOI: 10.1080/0266736022000022020
ISSN: 0266-7363
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2009 22:17
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 05:33

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