Students’ academic self perception

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Title: Students’ academic self perception
Authors: Chevalier, Arnaud
Gibbons, Steve
Thorpe, Andy
Hoskins, Sherria
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1925
Date: 24-Sep-2007
Abstract: Participation rates in higher education differ persistently between some groups in society. Using two British datasets we investigate whether this gap is rooted in students' misperception of their own and other's ability, thereby increasing the expected costs to studying. Among high school pupils, we find that pupils with a more positive view of their academic abilities are more likely to expect to continue to higher education even after controlling for observable measures of ability and students' characteristics. University students are also poor at estimating their own test-performance and over-estimate their predicted test score. However, females, white and working class students have less inflated view of themselves. Self-perception has limited impact on the expected probability of success and expected returns amongst these university students.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Keywords: Test performance;self-assessment;Higher education;Participation;Academic self-perception
Subject LCSH: Educational attainment
Students--Self-rating of
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers

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