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ERIC Number: EJ1175148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1756-1108
Grade Perceptions of Students in Chemistry Coursework at All Levels
Webb, Jeffrey A.; Karatjas, Andrew G.
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v19 n2 p491-499 Apr 2018
Various reasons are attributed to poor student performance in physical science courses such as lack of motivation, lack of ability, and/or the overall difficulty of these courses. One overlooked reason is a lack of self-awareness as to preparation level. Through a study over a two-year period, students at all levels (freshman through M.S.) of a chemistry program were surveyed and asked to self-report predictions of their score on examinations. At all levels, strong evidence of the Kruger-Dunning effect was seen where higher performing students tended to underpredict their examination scores while the lowest performing students tended to grossly overpredict their scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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