ERIC Number: EJ673879
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
The Overconfident Principles of Economics Student: An Examination of a Metacognitive Skill.
Grimes, Paul W.
Journal of Economic Education, v33 n1 p15-30 Win 2002
Examined the effect of demographic characteristics, academic endowments, course preparation, and course performance variables on the accuracy of pretest expectations when asking students to predict their performance on a regularly scheduled macroeconomics midterm examination. Finds overconfidence and misjudgments about the scope of the midterm were associated with lower predictive calibration scores. (JEH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: The Journal of Economic Education is a peer reviewed journal.