Social comparison processes and academic achievement: the dependence of the development of self-evaluations on friends’ performance

Authors: Guay, FrédéricBoivin, Michel; Hodges, Ernest V.E.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of social comparison processes in children's self-evaluations. Children's aptitudes to gauge their self-evaluations of their abilities in school activities (i.e., perceived academic competence) on the basis of their actual performance depended on how well their reciprocated friends performed academically. Self-evaluations of performance were not affected when the comparison was based on levels of nonreciprocated friends' achievement.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 September 1999
Open Access Date: 10 May 2017
Document version: AM
This document was published in: Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 91 (3), 564–568 (1999)
American Psychological Association
Alternative version: 10.1037/0022-0663.91.3.564
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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