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    Attribution, social comparison and academic performance

    Houston, Diane (2000) Attribution, social comparison and academic performance. Project Report. Economic and Social Research Council.

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    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: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: ESRC Small Grants Scheme End of Award Report. Award no: R000222323
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 14:28
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:27


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