Self-Assessment of Academic Competence by Junior School-Children



The article describes the results of an empirical study on academic competence self-assessment. This type of assessment includes assessment of own ability to succeed at mastering the scholastic attainments, as well as characteristics and dynamics of explanation reasons of their success / failure. The results indicate that self-assessment of possibility to succeed prevails. Junior school-children attribute their success to their own efforts, and failure – to bad luck. The changes occurring in explanation of their reasons for success / failure are shown across 1st and 3rd grades.

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Keywords: academic competence self-assessment, attributive schemes of success / failure, junior school-children.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

For citation: Arkhireeva T.V. Self-Assessment of Academic Competence by Junior School-Children [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2009. Vol. 1, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatyana V. Arkhireeva, PhD in Psychology, Associate professor at the Psychology chair, Yaroslav Mudry Novgorod State University, Veliky Novgorod, Russia, e-mail:



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