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ERIC Number: EJ778033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
The Relationship between Confidence and Self-Concept--Towards a Model of Response Confidence
Kroner, Stephan; Biermann, Antje
Intelligence, v35 n6 p580-590 Nov-Dec 2007
According to Stankov [Stankov, L. (2000). Complexity, metacognition and fluid intelligence. Intelligence, 28, 121-143.] response confidence in cognitive tests reflects a trait on the boundary of personality and abilities. However, several studies failed in relating confidence scores to other known traits, including self-concept. A model of response confidence is proposed which predicts that confidence judgements do reflect self-concept, but only to the extent that they do not reflect a calibration process based on task-inherent cues. In the current study, 101 students completed various tests of cognitive abilities and skills as well as scales of the SDQ III measuring general academic and problem-solving self-concept. As expected, self-concept predicts a significant proportion of variance in the confidence factor that is over and above the influence of test scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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