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A test of the big fish in a little pond hypothesis : an investigation into the feelings of seven-year-old pupils in school.

Tymms, P. (2001) 'A test of the big fish in a little pond hypothesis : an investigation into the feelings of seven-year-old pupils in school.', School effectiveness and school improvement., 12 (2). pp. 161-181.

Abstract

The feelings (self-concepts and attitudes) toward maths, reading and school of 21,000 seven-year-olds in England were investigated using multi-variate multi-level models. The most important explanatory variables were the teacher and the academic level of the pupils supporting the view that it is important to track attitudes in any monitoring system. Data are presented to support the Big Fish in a Little Pond hypothesis and estimates were also made of importance of sex, age, home background and first language to the attitudes of pupils in school.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:The quantitative analysis exploits the large databases of the CEM Centre and utilizes previous theoretical and empirical work by Marsh and others. It also sought to answer practical questions raised by practitioners.
Keywords:Self-concepts, Attitudes, Monitoring.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/sesi.12.2.161.3452
Record Created:10 Jan 2007
Last Modified:06 Jul 2016 09:34

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