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Värdering av prestation och riskbeteende i ung ålder: Finns det ett samband?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Economics and Statistics.
2015 (Swedish)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)
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Overconfidence, Risk behavior, Young age, Risk, Risk aversion
Keyword [sv]
Värdering av prestation, Riskbeteende, Ung ålder, Risk, Riskaversion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35297OAI: diva2:791638
Subject / course
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics, 180 hp
Available from: 2015-03-05 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-05Bibliographically approved

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