Impact of social and dimensional comparisons on student's mathematical and English subject-interest at the beginning of secondary school
Irene M. Schurtz, Maximilian Pfost, Department of Educational Research, Germany ; Benjamin Nagengast, Center for Educational Science and Psychology, Germany ; Cordula Artelt, Department of Educational Research, Germany
Learning and Instruction Volume 34, Number 1, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Recent studies have analyzed social and dimensional comparisons simultaneously in order to consider their impact on students' academic self-concept (e.g., Chiu, 2012). Thereby, social comparisons refer to comparisons with the achievement level of students' classmates, whereas dimensional comparisons comprise comparisons between students' individual achievements across different domains. This paper analyzes whether both achievement comparisons influence students' subject-interest in mathematics and English (as a first foreign language). The analyses are based on
Schurtz, I.M., Pfost, M., Nagengast, B. & Artelt, C. (2014). Impact of social and dimensional comparisons on student's mathematical and English subject-interest at the beginning of secondary school. Learning and Instruction, 34(1), 32-41. Elsevier Ltd.