Värdering av prestation och riskbeteende i ung ålder: Finns det ett samband?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Estimation of perfomance and risk behavior in young age : Is there a correlation? (English)
This paper is a study how students at a high school in Falun, Sweden, estimates their
performance in an upcoming math test which is then compared with the actual grade the
student performed. The students who participated also answered questions related to “risk
situations” to examine whether there is a correlation between how students estimate their
performance in the context and their risk behavior, and if the students act like economic
models assume. In agreement with previous studies, the boys in the survey tended to be
overconfident in their performance. The girls in the study were neither over- nor
underconfident in her performance and no significant difference in the estimation of one's
performance between the sexes could be proven. The proportion of boys who considered
themselves to take greater risk than class average was greater than the proportion of girls in
the question. No linear relationship between estimation of performance and risk behavior or
differences in risk behavior could be found between the sexes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 33 p.
Overconfidence, Risk behavior, Young age, Risk, Risk aversion
Värdering av prestation, Riskbeteende, Ung ålder, Risk, Riskaversion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35297OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-35297DiVA: diva2:791638
Subject / course
Business Administration and Economics, 180 hp