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ERIC Number: EJ1059412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Illusion versus Reality: An Empirical Study of Overconfidence and Self Attribution Bias in Business Management Students
Sharma, Vinky; Shakeel, Moonis
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n4 p199-207 2015
Students often exhibit overconfidence and self-attribution bias (SAB). The authors report the findings of a survey of management students across gender. They found why students fail to understand the fact that their performance was actually dismal while their belief about their ability to perform well was high. The results imply that all students irrespective of gender tend to be overconfident. It was also observed that a larger percentage of the female students had a tendency to be overconfident. Existence of SAB among management students was also observed. However, a gender-wise breakdown of the students depicted that more female students portrayed SAB specifically when poor grades were received.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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