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Research

The Multidimensional Self-concept in School Contexts: Extending Empirical Findings

This project aims to extend existing empirical self-concept research and theory in school contexts. For this purpose, open research questions are considered, focusing on the internal structure of self-concept, its determination, outcome relations, and gender and age effects.

Project Description

Self-concept is a construct conceptualised as individuals’ self-perceptions. It has been found to be multidimensional and to have domain-specific structure. Therefore, within the school domain, students’ academic self-concept is of high relevance and interest for research and practice.

The research aims to extend existing empirical self-concept research and theory. For this purpose, open research questions are considered, focusing on the internal structure of self-concept, its determination, outcome relations, and gender and age effects. The task is realised by analysing data specially collected for this purpose, but also by doing secondary data analyses. Consequently, a wide student population is considered including both elementary and secondary school students. The given data sets are analysed cross-sectionally as well as longitudinally.

Cooperations

Australian Catholic University, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (Prof. Dr. Alexandre J. S. Morin)

Project management

PD Dr. Katrin Arens

Project Details

State:
Current projects
Duration:
Since 2011
Funding:
DIPF
Department: Education and Human Development
Contact: PD Dr. Katrin Arens, Scholarship holder
last modified Nov 17, 2017