Self-Assessment of Academic Competence by Junior School-Children 1586
PhD in Psychology, Associate professor at the Psychology chair, Yaroslav Mudry Novgorod State University, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
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.
Keywords: academic competence self-assessment, attributive schemes of success / failure, junior school-children.
Column: Educational Psychology
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