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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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Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1998
Examines (1) the concurrent development of different components of the self-system; (2) how the development of this system relates to cognitive and metacognitive development in reading; and (3) whether there are gender differences both in the development of the self-system as well as its relation to the development of reading. (DSK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Individual Development, Metacognition, Reading