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ERIC Number: EJ1002055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Calibration in Goal Setting: Examining the Nature of Judgments of Confidence
Hadwin, Allyson F.; Webster, Elizabeth A.
Learning and Instruction, v24 p37-47 Apr 2013
This study examined the nature of confidence judgments associated with personal goal setting during undergraduate studying episodes. Calibration was examined between paired judgments of confidence and self-evaluations of goal attainment made over nine consecutive weeks. Participants were 170 students enrolled in a first-year undergraduate course designed to promote self-regulated learning. Learners completed nine weekly Personal Planning Tools in which they (a) set a personal academic goal for university studying in the upcoming week, (b) judged their confidence for attaining that goal (JOC), and (c) self-evaluated their success in attaining that goal after the study episode. Multilevel linear modeling indicated that (a) JOCs were better calibrated with self-evaluations of current goal attainment than past goal attainment, (b) calibration did not improve over the nine weeks, but learners did become less overconfident, and (c) learners who were performing better at university tended to be better calibrated. (Contains 8 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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