When predicting their performance on an exam, undergraduate students have a tendency to be overconfident. For example, a student may think that they will earn 90 points on their exam, yet they actually earn 70 points. Such overconfidence has been found to be more prevalent within students who earn below average scores (Miller & Geraci, 2011). Students test performance predictions can be influenced by variables such as exam question format and their anxiety levels (Miesner & Maki, 2007). The objective of the current project is to examine the relationship between students predictions of their performance on an exam in a college course and their anxiety levels before and after taking the exam. It is hypothesized that students who perform the worst on the exam will be the most overconfident in their predictions. It is also hypothesized that the students anxiety levels will influence their prediction accuracy.
|Presenter:||Stephanie Russo (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||2:45 pm Session IV|