The paradoxical relationship between student achievement and self-perception: A cross-national analysis based on three waves of TIMSS data

C. Shen, Hak-Ping Tam

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摘要

Using 3 waves of the TIMSS data, this study investigates the relationship between 8th-graders' mathematics and science achievement and their self-perceptions on these 2 subjects. For within-country data, there is generally a positive relationship between students' achievement and the following 3 measures of their self-perception: how much they like the 2 subjects, their self-perceived competence in the subjects, and their perceived easiness of the subjects. However, in a between-country analysis, the relationship is opposite. More specifically, when the same 3 self-perception measures are aggregated at the country level, there is a negative relationship between self-perceptions and achievement. These findings are consistent for both mathematics and science across the data for all 3 waves. Correlation analysis is used for both within-country and between-country analyses. Among several possible explanations, the authors suggest that this pattern may reflect high academic standards in high-performing countries and low academic standards in low-performing countries.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)87-100
頁數14
期刊Educational Research and Evaluation
14
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2008 二月 1

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