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School affect and academic achievement in relation to expected self-, best friend, and peer-group reactions

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1997
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Children's (Grades 4-8) expected self, best friend, male and female peer groups' reactions to academic performance and school affect were examined in relation to academic outcomes as measured by achievement test scores, school grades, and peer-based performance and affect judgments. The main hypothesis that expected self-reactions would show the strongest relationship to school outcomes was supported for both sexes. Some evidence of best friend influences was found for girls, with best friend reactions to positive affect in girl targets a positive predictor of achievement, and best friend reactions to positive affect in boy targets a negative predictor. Both boys' and girls' anticipated positive self-reactions to high academic performance in male (but not female) targets were strong predictors of children's own achievement scores and grades. Theoretical and practical implications of the research findings were discussed.
Title: School affect and academic achievement in relation to expected self-, best friend, and peer-group reactions.
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Name(s): Ashley, Elizabeth A.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Perry, Louise C., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 120 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Children's (Grades 4-8) expected self, best friend, male and female peer groups' reactions to academic performance and school affect were examined in relation to academic outcomes as measured by achievement test scores, school grades, and peer-based performance and affect judgments. The main hypothesis that expected self-reactions would show the strongest relationship to school outcomes was supported for both sexes. Some evidence of best friend influences was found for girls, with best friend reactions to positive affect in girl targets a positive predictor of achievement, and best friend reactions to positive affect in boy targets a negative predictor. Both boys' and girls' anticipated positive self-reactions to high academic performance in male (but not female) targets were strong predictors of children's own achievement scores and grades. Theoretical and practical implications of the research findings were discussed.
Identifier: 9780591624915 (isbn), 15490 (digitool), FADT15490 (IID), fau:12254 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Subject(s): Academic achievement
Age groups
Self-perception in children
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