Self-Enhancement versus Self-Derogation Biases in Learning a Foreign Language
Onweugbuzie, Anthony J., Bailey, Phillip, Daley, Christine E., Educational Research Quarterly
Two types of biases occur in foreign language learning. The first bias, self-enhancement, refers to students who are unrealistically optimistic about their ability to learn a foreign language. The second bias, self-- derogation, refers to students who have little or no confidence in their performance in foreign language classes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of these two biases and to compare students with each bias, as well as those with accurate self-perceptions of their foreign language performance, with respect to anxiety and overall academic achievement. Participants were 213 college students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, enrolled in either …
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Publication information: Article title: Self-Enhancement versus Self-Derogation Biases in Learning a Foreign Language. Contributors: Onweugbuzie, Anthony J. - Author, Bailey, Phillip - Author, Daley, Christine E. - Author. Journal title: Educational Research Quarterly. Volume: 25. Issue: 1 Publication date: September 2001. Page number: 3+. © Educational Research Quarterly Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.