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Title:Know Thyself: Misperceptions of Actual Performance Undermine Subjective Well-Being, Future Performance, and Achievement Motivation
Author(s):Kim, Young Hoon
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Chiu, Chi-Yue
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Educational Psychology
Abstract:Contrary to the popular assumption that self-enhancement improves task motivation and future performance, I propose that both inflated or deflated self-assessments of performance are linked to an increased likelihood of practicing self-handicapping and having relatively poor performance in future tasks. Consistent with this proposal, I found that irrespective of the level of actual performance, compared to accurate self-assessment, both inflated and deflated self-assessments of task performance are associated with a greater tendency to (a) practice self-handicapping (Study 1: prefer to work under distraction; Study 2: withhold preparatory effort), (b) perform relatively poorly in a subsequent task (Study 3), (c) have relatively low academic achievement (Study 4), and (c) report relatively low level of subjective well-being (Study 5). I discuss these results in terms of their educational implications.
Issue Date:2010
Description:60 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3455761
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2010

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