Gender and overconfidence
AbstractDo males differ from females in terms of self-confidence? The structure of the Economics I exam at Stockholm University provides an opportunity to shed some light on this question. By answering an extra, optional question, the students can aim for a higher mark. We find a clear gender difference in that male students are more inclined than female students to take this opportunity. This difference in selfassessment is more pronounced among younger than among older students.
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Volume (Year): 86 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
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- A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
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