1997．第25卷第1期（Vol. 25 No. 1）．pp. 6379
Academic Self-Concept: Its Structure, Mechanism and Relation to Academic Achievement
This paper reviews academic self-concept research based on Shavelson et al.'s model. Generally, researchers agree that academic self-concept is a multidimensional and hierachical structure. The frame of reference plays an important role in the formation of academic self-concept. Academic achievement is substantially correlated with academic self-concept, less correlated with general self-concept, and almost not correlated with non-academic self-concept. The causal relationship between acade- mic achievement and academic self-concept is not clear. The author explores the implications of the general findings of academic self-concept for educational practice and gives some suggestions for developing academic self-concept research in China.