Sex differences in expectancy of examination results

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*Psykologisk institutt Postboks 25 N-5014 Bergen-U Norway

Abstract

Abstract.— Within a group of undergraduates it was found that men had higher expectancy than women in a psychology examination. Although importance of examination results for future career was positively related to expected results in both sex groups, women did not regard results as less important than men did, and the sex difference in expectancy could not be attributed differential value of examination for women and men. Whereas estimated importance of results for future career was positively related to importance of results for self-regard in the male group, no such relationship was found for women.

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