Students' Academic Self Perception
Stephen Gibbons (),
Andy Thorpe and
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Sherria Hoskins: Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth
No 200729, Working Papers from Geary Institute, University College Dublin
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.
Keywords: Test performance; self-assessment; higher education participation; academic selfperception (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J16 Y80 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Students' academic self-perception (2008)
Working Paper: Students' Academic Self-Perception (2007)
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