Self-Concept: Perceptions, Cultural Influences and Gender Differences


Margaret Williams (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: EDU009000

Self-concept is broadly defined as a person’s perceptions of himself or herself. Self-concept is one of the most extensively researched constructs in educational psychology. This book provides new research, perceptions, cultural influences and gender differences of self-concept. Chapter One discusses a process called fusion which states that various constructs may be perceived to be more or less integrated within the self-concept. Chapter Two focuses on academic self-concept and its correlation to academic achievement. Chapter Three analyzes the different relationships among self-beliefs, metacognition and mathematics achievement in Japan, mainland China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Chapter Four derives a structural model for the multidimensional self-concept construct. Chapter Five examines how a belief system of a Chinese student, who is a learner of Japanese as a foreign language, impacts on his self-concept as a foreign language learner. Chapter Six assesses how sport and exercise psychology textbook authors portray disability to readers. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Fusion: The Integration of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Constructs Within the Self-Concept
Edward Burkley, Thomas Hatvany and Jessica Curtis (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Academic Self-Concept and Academic Achievement: Taking Account of the Twofold Multidimensional Structure of Academic Self-Concept and Cultural Influences on Learning Beliefs
Lan Yang (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 3. Self-beliefs, Metacognition and Mathematics Achievement: A Comparison of US and East-Asian Students
Ming Ming Chiu (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA)

Chapter 4. Deriving a Structural Model for the Multidimensional Self-Concept Construct: A Case of Middle School Students in Mainland China
Ze Wang (University of Missouri, MO, USA and Yong Yu Guo, Central China Normal University, China)

Chapter 5. Impacts of a Foreign Language Learner’s Belief System on Self-Concept: A Case Study of Chinese Student during and After Japanese Study Abroad
Reiko Yoshida (University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)

Chapter 6. An Exploration of Disability Content in Sports & Exercise Psychology Textbooks
Michele Lewis Watts and Jeffrey J. Martin (Madonna University, Livonia, MI, USA, and others)


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