The Relation of Present and Possible Academic Selves during Early Adolescence to Grade Point Average and Achievement Goals

@article{Anderman1999TheRO,
  title={The Relation of Present and Possible Academic Selves during Early Adolescence to Grade Point Average and Achievement Goals},
  author={Eric M. Anderman and Lynley H. Anderman and Tripp Griesinger},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={100},
  pages={3 - 17}
}
In this article we describe 2 studies examining the role of present and possible (future) academic selves. In the first study, the relations between present and future selves and changes in grade point average between the sixth and seventh grades were examined. Survey data were collected from a sample of 315 seventh-grade students. Results indicated that positive present and future academic self-concepts were related to positive changes in grade point average. In addition, when adolescents… 
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