Gender and Overconfidence
2004 (English)Report (Other academic)
Do 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 in 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 inclined than female students to take this opportunity. This difference in self-assessment is more pronounced among younger than among older students.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: IIES , 2004. , 14 p.
Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University. (Online), ISSN 1653-610X ; 730
overconfidence, gender differences, exam behavior, exam results
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42122DiVA: diva2:343988