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Identity, self concept and students' aspirations and behaviour

Identity, self concept and students' aspirations and behaviour

Maras, Pamela F., Gudaityte, Arune and Potterton, Amy ORCID: 0000-0001-5795-3206 (2009) Identity, self concept and students' aspirations and behaviour. TMC Academic Journal, 4 (1). pp. 59-61. ISSN 1793-6020

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In the paper we briefly outline a research programme that explores the complex relationship between social identification, academic self concept, attributional style, behaviour, learning and attitudes toward higher education. Findings have repeatedly shown that young people’s attitudes toward higher education, learning and behaviour are influenced by developmental changes (especially at the ages 15-16 years) as well as group and individual factors. Adolescents with Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBDs) were found to have significantly higher negative attributional style than their peers without SEBDs and this has been shown to be related to social identification with peers, family and school and academic self-concept. Implications of findings for future research and educational interventions are outlined

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social identity, attributional style, self concept, adolescents
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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