ERIC Number: EJ676135
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Why Competition May Discourage Students from Learning. A Behavioral Economic Analysis.
Wang, X. Henry; Yang, Bill Z.
Education Economics, v11 n2 p117-28 Aug 2003
Combines the concept of self-worth in sociology and educational psychology with economic modeling to analyze the influence of competition on student learning. Finds, for example, that students prone to negative self-worth are motivated not to study hard in courses involving strong competition, thereby adopting a strategy of winning by not losing. (Contains 2 figures and 19 references.)(PKP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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