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Chayer, Marie-Helene; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
The first objective of this study was to examine the presence of the impostor phenomenon (IP) among 740 students aged 10 to 12 years old. The second objective was twofold: (1) to examine the link between the impostor feelings and the propensity to use social comparison and (2) to examine whether this feeling is related to the processes of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Identification (Psychology), Comparative Analysis, Peer Groups
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Larouche, Marie-Noelle; Galand, Benoit; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This paper reports results from two studies aimed at examining whether perception of social acceptance and actual social acceptance differ according to the presence of an illusion of scholastic incompetence. Results of both studies conducted in Belgium and in Quebec (respectively 179 and 543 participants) show that children's illusion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Acceptance, Academic Ability, Student Attitudes
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Fleury-Roy, Marie-Helene; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
This study addresses the issue of illusion of incompetence among elementary school children. The first objective is to examine whether teachers are able to recognize children with an illusion of incompetence. The second objective is to see whether teachers' appraisal of the behaviours and psychological characteristics of these children differ from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychological Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Grade 4
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Marcotte, Genevieve; Marcotte, Diane; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study evaluates the role of familial support and dysfunctional attitudes in depression, delinquency and the concomitance of these disorders in an adolescent population from a middle-class community in the Trois-Rivieres area. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Mesure d'adaptation sociale et personnelle pour adolescents quebecois-MASPAQ…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)