ERIC Number: ED066015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-5
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An Exploratory Study to Determine the Effects of Generalized Academic Performance Expectations Upon the Activity and Influence of Students Engaged in a Group Simulation Game.
Hoffman, David E.; Cohen, Elizabeth G.
Junior high school boys ranked each other on perceived academic ability (PAA) and social power with great consistency. Holding social power constant, four-man groups were formed with either two high and two medium PAA boys or two medium and two low PAA boys, and each group played a non-academic, co-operative simulation game. In each condition, the boys with relatively higher perceived academic ability were significantly more active than boys with relatively lower perceived academic ability. Thus, the finding that perceived academic ability has significant effects on a non-academic situation may have distressing implications for all tracked educational systems and for attempts to break out of tracking by innovative methods like simulation. (RH)
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Identifiers: Self Fulfilling Prophecies
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 1972)