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ERIC Number: EJ912391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
The Influence of Self-Perception of Abilities and Attribution Styles on Academic Choices: Implications for Gifted Education
Tirri, Kirsi; Nokelainen, Petri
Roeper Review, v33 n1 p26-32 2011
This article shows how important self-perception is for the development of academic talent and encourages researchers and educators to acknowledge this dimension more. Our emphasis is on mathematical talent; most of the empirical findings include Finnish Olympians or Pre-Olympians. Research shows a positive correlation between perceived ability and achievement. Gifted girls tend to underestimate their abilities in mathematics and perceive their abilities higher in language arts even when they perform equally in both domains. The findings from Finnish Olympians reveal similar stereotypes in parental attitudes. They prefer ability as an explanation for their success rather than effort. However, our studies show that females tend to attribute success to effort more than males. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland