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Are self-reported grades a good estimate of academic achievement? / ¿Son las notas auto-informadas una buena estimación del rendimiento académico?

Are self-reported grades a good estimate of academic achievement? / ¿Son las notas... AbstractThe use of self-reported grades in psychological research may be necessary since sometimes it is not possible to obtain school transcripts. This study analyses the accuracy of self-reported grades among Spanish high-school students considering actual level of achievement, sex/gender, and age. Results indicate that high-school students tended to over-report their grades, although as they got older, and in higher school achievers, differences between self-reported and actual grades tended to disappear. No differences between girls and boys were found, and overall Grade Point Average (GPA), calculated by averaging self-reported grades for subjects common to all classes, seemed to be a more reliable measure of self-reported grades than self-reported grades for individual subjects. It is concluded that self-reported grades are a good estimate of actual grades, especially among older adolescents and students with better grades. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in Psychology: Estudios de Psicología Taylor & Francis

Are self-reported grades a good estimate of academic achievement? / ¿Son las notas auto-informadas una buena estimación del rendimiento académico?

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2014 Fundacion Infancia y Aprendizaje
ISSN
1579-3699
eISSN
0210-9395
DOI
10.1080/02109395.2014.893650
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Abstract

AbstractThe use of self-reported grades in psychological research may be necessary since sometimes it is not possible to obtain school transcripts. This study analyses the accuracy of self-reported grades among Spanish high-school students considering actual level of achievement, sex/gender, and age. Results indicate that high-school students tended to over-report their grades, although as they got older, and in higher school achievers, differences between self-reported and actual grades tended to disappear. No differences between girls and boys were found, and overall Grade Point Average (GPA), calculated by averaging self-reported grades for subjects common to all classes, seemed to be a more reliable measure of self-reported grades than self-reported grades for individual subjects. It is concluded that self-reported grades are a good estimate of actual grades, especially among older adolescents and students with better grades.

Journal

Studies in Psychology: Estudios de PsicologíaTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2014

Keywords: self-report; academic achievement; adolescent; sex; autoinforme; rendimiento académico; adolescente; sexo

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