ERIC Number: EJ334853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Social Comparison, Task Motivation, and the Development of Self-Evaluative Standards in Children.
France-Kaatrude, Anne-Claire; Smith, William P.
Developmental Psychology, v21 n6 p1080-89 Nov 1985
First- and fourth-grade children who were given the opportunity to compare performances with a similarly performing peer (a) chose to compare more often, (b) persisted at the task for more trials, and (c) self-rewarded on a smaller proportion of the trials, than did children offered comparison with a consistently superior or inferior peer. (Author/NH)
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