Attribution, Social Comparison and Academic Performance: ESRC Small Grants Scheme End of Award Report to ESRC

Houston, D.M. (2000) Attribution, Social Comparison and Academic Performance: ESRC Small Grants Scheme End of Award Report to ESRC. Economic and Social Research Council (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The project will explore the manner in which young people aged 15-19 explain and evaluate their academic performance. Houston (1994) found that high ability individuals may explain their success and failure in a different manner from those who are less able, and differently from that predicted by previous research. The research will explore patterns of attribution, social comparison and achievement as a function of ability in both high and low status, selective and non selective, educational settings. A questionnaire survey will be conducted at three points during the academic year - in the first term, then just before GCSE, A level and college exams, and then on receipt of exam results. This will provide empirical data on the social psychological processes of attribution and social comparison as well as information about the academic aspirations, attitudes and performance of young people in a wide range of schools and colleges.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Additional information: End of Award Report to ESRC Award no: R000222323
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Kate Stokes
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2009 08:24
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 10:00
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20512 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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