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Competence and affect dimensions of self-concept among higher education students: a factorial validation study of an academic subject-specific self-concept

Burns, Richard; Crisp, Dimity; Burns, Robert B


A hierarchical and multi-dimensional model of self-concept is well-validated. Despite increasing evidence that self-concept comprises two latent factors related to perceptions of ‘competence’ and ‘affect’, many researchers continue to examine the impact of a unitary self-concept on educational outcomes. This study explores evidence for a 2-factor academic subject-specific self-concept factor structure and examines the association between these factors with self-efficacy in a sample of higher...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Psychology of Education
DOI: 10.1007/s10212-018-0369-x


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