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Gender and Overconfidence: Are Girls really overconfident?
Ctr Traumat Stress CTS, SE-65340 Karlstad, Sweden.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
Norwegian Social Res NOVA.
Norwegian Social Res NOVA.
2011 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291, Vol. 18, no 4, 325-327 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Previous research finds that people are overconfident and that men are more overconfident than women. Using a very precise confidence measure, this article shows, however, that whereas boys are overconfident, girls are actually underconfident regarding their mathematics performance. We conducted a survey where 14-year-old high school students were asked what grade they thought they would get in a mathematics test a week later. These results were then compared with their actual grade. Boys were overconfident about their grades, whereas girls were underconfident.

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Taylor & Francis, 2011. Vol. 18, no 4, 325-327 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27010DOI: 10.1080/13504851003670668ISI: 000288069600006OAI: diva2:617184
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-22 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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