ERIC Number: ED419202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Gender Differences in the Accuracy of Grade Expectations and Self-Evaluations.
Beyer, Sylvia; Klamm, Tami; Vollmer, Kristina
This study assessed the accuracy of students' academic self-perceptions. Over the course of a semester, college students in three different classes estimated their grades multiple times before and after taking each examination in that class. A total of 76 female and 68 male students participated. Results are reported for the following topics: (1) the accuracy of expectancies and self-evaluations and gender differences; (2) accuracy of post-examination self-evaluations of grades; (3) accuracy of grade expectancies for the next examination; (4) self-consistency; (5) the effect of experience on the accuracy of expectancies; (6) the effect of temporal proximity on the accuracy of expectancies and self-evaluations; and (7) the role of individual difference variables in accuracy. Students overestimated their grades at all points in the semester. The expected gender difference in the accuracy with which males and females predict exam grades was found in only one class. Discussion is centered around evidence for gender differences, self-consistency, effect of experience and temporal proximity in the accuracy of expectations and self-evaluations. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, April 30-May 2, 1998).