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ERIC Number: EJ665462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
The Self-Handicapping Phenomenon.
Ferguson, Janet M.; Dorman, Jeffrey
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v38 n2 p64-67 Win 2002
Asserts that self-handicapping students protect their self-images by deliberately not trying to achieve for fear of trying hard, failing anyway, and appearing "dumb." Surveys of high school students examined three areas of students' perceptions (self-handicapping, academic self-efficacy, and classroom environment). The correlation between academic self-handicapping and academic self-efficacy was significant. The more competitive the classroom environment, the more students tended to self- handicap. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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