Y.G. Van der Zee
Social environmentSocial perceptionSocial relationDevelopmental psychologyPsychologySocial comparison theoryPersonalityTest (assessment)Academic achievementContrast (statistics)Social psychology
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In a study among 609 secondary school students, the affective reactions to social comparisons of grades were examined. Overall, the students reported more frequent responses to upward than to downward comparison, more identification than contrast in their comparisons, and more frequent responses implying a self-focus than an other-focus. The most frequent response was self-focused identification with an upward comparison target, that is, the hope that one might in the future receive a good grade...
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