ERIC Number: ED392523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
'I Am Responsible, I Will Do Well!'
Wong, Lily Yee-Sheung
A study of the relationship between student perceptions and learning behaviors attempted to answer the questions: (1) What are the perceptions of academic responsibility of the students? (2) How different are their perceptions when school, class, level of performance, and gender are different? and (3) To what extent is their perception of responsibility related to their learning outcome? Subjects, 291 male and female adolescent students from five schools in Singapore, completed the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility (IAR) Scale. Results indicated that the students have a sense of responsibility and are more likely to accept blame for failure than personal credit for success. This response is stronger among high achievers and top classes than for lower achievers and classes, and also stronger among girls than boys. No correlation was found between students' responses to successful or positive events and performance, but there was a high correlation between their responses to negative events and performance. This outcome suggests that those who accept greater blame for failure are motivated to work harder to achieve. Contains 10 references. (DMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Scale; Singapore
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association (9th, Singapore, November 22-24, 1995).