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The etiology of mathematical self-evaluation ad mathematical achievement: Understanding the relationship using a cross-lagged twin study from ages 9 to 12.

Luo, Y.; Kovas, Yulia; Haworth, Claire M. A. and Plomin, R.. 2011. The etiology of mathematical self-evaluation ad mathematical achievement: Understanding the relationship using a cross-lagged twin study from ages 9 to 12. Learning and Individual Differences, 21(6), pp. 710-718. ISSN 1041-6080 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The genetic and environmental origins of individual differences in mathematical self-evaluation over time and its association with later mathematics achievement were investigated in a UK
sample of 2138 twin pairs at ages 9 and 12. Self-evaluation indexed how good children think they are at mathematical activities and how much they like those activities. Mathematics achievement was assessed by teachers based on UK National Curriculum standards. At both ages selfevaluation was approximately 40% heritable, with the rest of the variance explained by non-shared environment. The results also suggested moderate reciprocal associations between self-evaluation
and mathematics achievement across time, with earlier self-evaluation predicting later performance and earlier performance predicting later self-evaluation. These cross-lagged relationships were genetically rather than environmentally mediated.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2011.09.001

Keywords:

Self-evaluation, Math achievement, Cross-lagged association, Twins

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 December 2011Published

Item ID:

20704

Date Deposited:

25 Aug 2017 14:51

Last Modified:

25 Aug 2017 14:51

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20704

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