ERIC Number: EJ1171636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Loss Aversion in the Classroom: A Nudge towards a Better Grade?
Grijalva, Therese; Koford, Brandon C.; Parkhurst, Gregory
College Student Journal, v52 n1 p81-85 Spr 2018
Using data from 499 students over 12 sections, 2 courses, and 3 instructors, we estimate the effect of loss aversion on the probability of turning in extra credit assignments and the effect on the overall grade. Regression results indicate no effect of loss aversion on the probability of turning in extra credit assignments and no effect on a student's overall grade. Instead we find that the higher the student's grade, the more likely they are to turn in extra credit. As the end of the semester nears, students are less likely to turn in extra credit.
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Probability, Student Motivation, Assignments, Outcomes of Education, Educational Improvement, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Credits, College Students, Regression (Statistics), Administrative Change, Introductory Courses, Economics Education, College Faculty, Statistics, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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