Self-concept and academic achievement: Is there any correlation?

Vikas Kumar Sharma, Manu Mudgal


This study was carried out to find nature of relationship between self-concept and academic achievement in context of high school students. It also aimed to determine how self-concept and performance affects each other. High school students having high level of self-concept show high academic achievement, and this relationship is reciprocal. In contrast components of self-concept like “self-esteem” and “self-identity” also affects academic achievement, positively. Self-efficacy, an extension of self-concept also positively affects academic performance. Apart from this, academic self-concept plays a role in achievement. Together all these components interact with self-concept and affects achievement of an individual. A total of ten research papers have verified this in this paper. These findings indicate that thee exist a reciprocal relationship between self-concept with academic achievement in context of students of high school.


self, self-concept, academic achievement, academic performance, school performance

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