Academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation of immigrant adolescents in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) secondary schools

dc.contributor.authorAreepattamannil, Shaljanen
dc.contributor.departmentEducationen
dc.contributor.supervisorFreeman, John G.en
dc.date2007-11-20 10:34:07.043
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-08T15:28:22Z
dc.date.available2008-04-08T15:28:22Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-08T15:28:22Z
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Education) -- Queen's University, 2007-11-20 10:34:07.043en
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation of 573 immigrant and non-immigrant adolescents in two public secondary schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Multivariate analyses revealed statistically significant differences between immigrant and non-immigrant adolescents with respect to their academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation. In addition, supplemental exploratory analyses indicated significant ethnic group differences in academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation. Surprisingly and importantly, analyses showed the absence of statistically significant gender differences among immigrant adolescents in terms of their academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation. Results from multiple linear regression analyses provided support for the Self-Description Questionnaire II as a measurement to be used with both immigrant and non-immigrant adolescents. In contrast, support for the Academic Motivation Scale, which is based on the Self-Determination Theory, was not adequately substantiated in the current research for either immigrants or non-immigrants.en
dc.description.degreeM.Ed.en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/1088
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectAcademic achievementen
dc.subjectImmigrant adolescentsen
dc.subjectAcademic motivationen
dc.subjectAcademic self-concepten
dc.titleAcademic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic motivation of immigrant adolescents in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) secondary schoolsen
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