If one goes up the other must come down: Examining ipsative relationships between math and English self-concept trajectories across high school.


BACKGROUND The Internal-External frame of reference (IE) model suggests that as self-concept in one domain goes up (e.g., English) self-concept in other domains (e.g., mathematics) should go down (ipsative self-concept hypothesis). AIMS To our knowledge this assumption has not been tested. Testing this effect also provides a context for illustrating… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/bjep.12050