Enhancing students' self-concepts and related constructs: A critical longitudinal analysis capitalising on and combining promising enhancement techniques for educational settings
Burnett, Paul C., Craven, Rhonda G., & Marsh, Herbert W. (1999) Enhancing students' self-concepts and related constructs: A critical longitudinal analysis capitalising on and combining promising enhancement techniques for educational settings. In Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Australia, Victoria, Melbourne.
Enhancing children's self-concepts is widely accepted as a critical educational outcome of schooling and is postulated as a mediating variable that facilitates the attainment of other desired outcomes such as improved academic achievement. Despite considerable advances in self-concept research, there has been limited progress in devising teacher-administered enhancement interventions. This is unfortunate as teachers are crucial change agents during important developmental periods when self-concept is formed. The primary aim of the present investigation is to build on the promising features of previous self-concept enhancement studies by: (a) combining two exciting research directions developed by Burnett and Craven to develop a potentially powerful cognitive-based intervention; (b) incorporating recent developments in theory and measurement to ensure that the multidimensionality of self-concept is accounted for in the research design; (c) fully investigating the effects of a potentially strong cognitive intervention on reading, mathematics, school and learning self-concepts by using a large sample size and a sophisticated research design; (d) evaluating the effects of the intervention on affective and cognitive subcomponents of reading, mathematics, school and learning self-concepts over time to test for differential effects of the intervention; (e) modifying and extending current procedures to maximise the successful implementation of a teacher-mediated intervention in a naturalistic setting by incorporating sophisticated teacher training as suggested by Hattie (1992) and including an assessment of the efficacy of implementation; and (f) examining the durability of effects associated with the intervention.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the publisher's web page (see Official URL).|
|Keywords:||Children, Self-concept, Positive Academic Self-concepts , Educational Interventions|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1999 Australian Association for Research in Education and the authors|
|Deposited On:||30 Aug 2009 23:37|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 15:56|
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