Moderation of the Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect: Juxtaposition of Evolutionary (Darwinian-Economic) and Achievement Motivation Theory Predictions Based on a Delphi Approach

Herb Marsh*, M. Xu, Phil Parker, Kit-Tai Hau, Reinhard Pekrun, Andrew Elliot, Jiesi Guo, Theresa Dicke, Geetanjali Basarkod

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Original languageEnglish
JournalEducational Psychology Review
Early online date8 Feb 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Feb 2021


  • Big-fish-little-pond effect
  • Social comparison processes
  • Academic self-concept
  • Achievement motivation theory
  • Darwinian economics
  • Theory-Integrating Delphi Method

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