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URQUIJO, Sebastián. Adolescents’ self concept and academic achievement: Relationships among gender,age and type of institution. PsicoUSF [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.2, pp. 211-218. ISSN 1413-8271.

The aim of this work was to study self-concept (academic, social, emotional and familiar) and academic achievement in language and math exploring sex, grade, and institutional type relations. 850 public and private basic general education students (7th and 9th grades) from Mar del Plata (Argentine) were assessed with the Cuestionario de Autoconcepto Forma A (AFA) and tested in language and math with the Education Quality Assessment of Buenos Aires Government. Statistical analysis showed significant correlations among different forms of self-concept and academic achievement in language and math. Nevertheless, when considering sex, grade and institution type, the self-concept was associated to academic achievement only in relation to public school students. The male genre presented significant association with self-concept and both language and math in both 7th and 9th grades, although the female gender of 7th grade showed significant relations between language and self-concept.

Keywords : Self-concept; Academic achievement; Type of institution; Gender; Age.

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