Gender and Overconfidence: Are Girls really overconfident?
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2011. Vol. 18, no 4, 325-327 p.
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27010DOI: 10.1080/13504851003670668ISI: 000288069600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-27010DiVA: diva2:617184