The long-term effect of social comparison on academic performance.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools
    • Abstract:
      The present study was part of a large-scale cohort study among several thousand students in the Netherlands. The purpose of the study was to investigate the long-term effects of comparison choice, i.e., comparison with a target performing better or worse than oneself, and academic comparative evaluation, i.e., the extent to which one thinks one's performance is better or worse than that of others, on scores on standardized tests for reading comprehension and mathematics. While controlling for earlier performance, the results showed that both comparison choice and academic comparative evaluation positively predicted test scores over a period of 2 years. Moreover, it was found that the positive effect of comparison choice only applied to students with a favorable comparative evaluation. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
      2Groningen Institute for Educational Research, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
      3Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    • Full Text Word Count:
      9830
    • ISSN:
      0046-2772
    • Accession Number:
      10.1002/ejsp.706
    • Accession Number:
      55450393
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    • ABNT:
      WEHRENS, M. J. P. W. et al. The long-term effect of social comparison on academic performance. European Journal of Social Psychology, [s. l.], v. 40, n. 7, p. 1158–1171, 2010. DOI 10.1002/ejsp.706. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=55450393&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 29 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wehrens MJPW, Kuyper H, Dijkstra P, Buunk AP, van der Werf MPC. The long-term effect of social comparison on academic performance. European Journal of Social Psychology. 2010;40(7):1158-1171. doi:10.1002/ejsp.706.
    • APA:
      Wehrens, M. J. P. W., Kuyper, H., Dijkstra, P., Buunk, A. P., & van der Werf, M. P. C. (2010). The long-term effect of social comparison on academic performance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40(7), 1158–1171. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.706
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wehrens, Maike J. P. W., Hans Kuyper, Pieternel Dijkstra, Abraham P. Buunk, and Margaretha P. C. van der Werf. 2010. “The Long-Term Effect of Social Comparison on Academic Performance.” European Journal of Social Psychology 40 (7): 1158–71. doi:10.1002/ejsp.706.
    • Harvard:
      Wehrens, M. J. P. W. et al. (2010) ‘The long-term effect of social comparison on academic performance’, European Journal of Social Psychology, 40(7), pp. 1158–1171. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.706.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wehrens, MJPW, Kuyper, H, Dijkstra, P, Buunk, AP & van der Werf, MPC 2010, ‘The long-term effect of social comparison on academic performance’, European Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 1158–1171, viewed 29 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wehrens, Maike J. P. W., et al. “The Long-Term Effect of Social Comparison on Academic Performance.” European Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 40, no. 7, Dec. 2010, pp. 1158–1171. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1002/ejsp.706.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wehrens, Maike J. P. W., Hans Kuyper, Pieternel Dijkstra, Abraham P. Buunk, and Margaretha P. C. van der Werf. “The Long-Term Effect of Social Comparison on Academic Performance.” European Journal of Social Psychology 40, no. 7 (December 2010): 1158–71. doi:10.1002/ejsp.706.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wehrens MJPW, Kuyper H, Dijkstra P, Buunk AP, van der Werf MPC. The long-term effect of social comparison on academic performance. European Journal of Social Psychology [Internet]. 2010 Dec [cited 2020 Jan 29];40(7):1158–71. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=55450393&custid=s8280428