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Self-efficacy and academic achievement in Australian high school students: The mediating effects of academic aspirations and delinquency
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Carroll، نويسنده , , Annemaree and Houghton، نويسنده , , Stephen and Wood، نويسنده , , Robert and Unsworth، نويسنده , , Kerrie and Hattie، نويسنده , , John and Gordon، نويسنده , , Lisa and Bower، نويسنده , , Julie، نويسنده ,
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دوماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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Studies have shown that self-efficacy, aspirational, and other psychosocial influences account for considerable variance in academic achievement through a range of mediational pathways, although no research to date has tested the mediational relationships identified. The present research investigated the structural relations among self-efficacy, academic aspirations, and delinquency, on the academic achievement of 935 students aged 11–18 years from ten schools in two Australian cities. The Childrenʹs Self-Efficacy Scale, Adapted Self-Report Delinquency Scale (Revised), and Childrenʹs Academic Aspirations Scale were administered to participants prior to academic achievement being assessed using mid-year school grades. Structural equation modeling was employed to test three alternative models for the relationships from academic, social, and self-regulatory efficacy on academic achievement. A partial mediation model showed the best overall fit to the data. Academic and self-regulatory efficacy had an indirect negative effect through delinquency and a direct positive effect on academic achievement. Academic and social self-efficacy had positive and negative relationships, respectively, with academic aspiration and academic achievement; however, the relationship between academic aspiration and academic achievement was not significant in the final model.
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Self-efficacy , high school students , Delinquency , Academic achievement , academic aspirations
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Journal of Adolescence
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