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Överkonfidens - en fråga om ämnesområde, bedömningstyp och person
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Overconfidence - a matter of subject field, type of judgment and individual (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka om grad av överkonfidens kunde variera mellan olika ämnesområden, med kontroll för svårighetsgrad. Ytterligare syfte var att undersöka hur överkonfidens varierar mellan olika bedömningstyper och personer. Mätinstrumenten som användes var dels frågeformulär om melodifestivalvinnare och nobelpristagare med självbedömningsfrågor om prestation, samt frågeformulär om extraversion och neuroticism. Totalt deltog 139 respondenter. Resultatet visade realistisk bedömning inom ämnesområdet melodifestivalvinnare och underkonfidens inom ämnesområdet nobelpristagare, med kontroll för svårighetsgrad. Det förelåg ingen skillnad mellan bedömningstyperna. Män visade överkonfidens medan kvinnor visade realistisk bedömning. Det förelåg negativa samband mellan extraversion samt neuroticism, och differens mellan bedömning och prestation. Förslag på framtida forskning är att vidare undersöka sambandet mellan extraversion och överkonfidens med frågeformulär konstruerade för att generera överkonfidens.

Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to investigate if degree of overconfidence could vary between different subject fields with control for degree of difficulty. Further aim was also to investigate how overconfidence varies between different types of judgments and individuals. The instruments that were used were both a questionnaire about winners of the Swedish song contest and winners of the Nobel Prize including self-judgmental questions of performance, and a questionnaire about extraversion and neuroticism. A total of 139 respondents participated. The result showed realistic judgment in the subject field of the Swedish song contest and underconfidence in the subject field of the Nobel Prize, with control for degree of difficulty. There was no difference between the different types of judgments. Males showed overconfidence while females showed realistic judgment. There were negative correlations between extraversion and neuroticism and difference between judgment and performance. Suggestion on future studies is to further investigate the correlation between extraversion and overconfidence with questionnaires designed to generate overconfidence.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
extraversion, judgment, neuroticism, overconfidence, performance
Keyword [sv]
bedömning, extraversion, neuroticism, prestation, överkonfidens
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4952OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4952DiVA: diva2:326209
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-28 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2010-06-28Bibliographically approved

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