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GONZALEZ, María de la Luz; LEAL, Daniella; SEGOVIA, Carolina e ARANCIBIA, Violeta. Self-Concept and Talent: A Connection That Promotes Academic Achievement. Psykhe [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1, pp.37-53. ISSN 0718-2228. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22282012000100003.
This article presents the results of a study that estimates the association between self-esteem and academic talent, using the academic results for language and math of students in vulnerable socioeconomic conditions. A correlational design with quantitative methodology and an intentional sample were used. Data were collected through tests that follow the curriculum (Assessment System of Progress in Learning SEPA), a practical, creative and analytic intelligence test, a questionnaire on academic self-concept applied to 1411 students, and a questionnaire applied to 1411 parents and/or legal guardians. The results, obtained via the use of Student's t and multiple regression models, support the association between academic expectations, self-concept, and academic talent and suggest that these 3 elements form a virtuous cycle that fosters good academic performance.
Palavras-chave : academic talent; academic self-concept; academic achievement.