- Big fish in a big pond: a study of academic self concept in first year medical studentsKirsty Jackman
School of Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2571, Australia
BMC Med Educ 11:48. 2011..Research has shown low academic self-concepts to be associated with negative educational outcomes. Social comparison processes have been implicated as fundamental to the BFLPE...
- In search of the big fish: investigating the coexistence of the big-fish-little-pond effect with the positive effects of upward comparisonsMarjorie Seaton
SELF Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
Br J Soc Psychol 47:73-103. 2008..In support of the BFLPE, all studies found the negative effects of school- or class-average ability on self-evaluation, demonstrating that these assimilation and contrast effects can coexist...