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Mathematics Education Research Journal

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 33–47 | Cite as

A trend study of self-concept and mathematics achievement in a cross-cultural context

  • Jianjun Wang
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Abstract

The TIMSS 1995, 1999, and 2003 data have been gathered from Hong Kong before and after its sovereignty switch from the United Kingdom to China in 1997. Built on a reciprocal relation theory from the research literature, this investigation is designed to examine models of student self-concept and mathematics achievement during the political transition. Along with a perceived ‘brain drain’ from the population migration, there was a non-monotonic change in the reciprocal relationship between self-concept and mathematics achievement. In addition, indicators of mathematics achievement and self-concept have demonstrated different linkages to the permanent emigration of Hong Kong residents with valued or desirable skills and qualifications. Interpretation of these empirical findings entails a need of enhancing cross-cultural understanding in mathematics education.

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Parental Education Mathematics Achievement Brain Drain American Educational Research Association Parental Education Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianjun Wang
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  1. 1.Department of Advanced Educational StudiesCalifornia State UniversityBakersfieldUSA

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