We hope that our children are able to reflect on their academic performance, particularly positive performance, and use this feedback to inform their self-evaluations. However, our social contexts can make this evidence have little impact on how children evaluate themselves. A new survey shows that even the highest performing girls feel as though they are not smart. This begs the question, "What is sufficient evidence for girls to view themselves as competent?" These findings highlight the need to identify factors drive these effects on children's self-evaluations and self-efficacy.
One-Third of Girls With 4.0 GPAs Don’t Think They’re Smart — and Other Findings From National School Survey
- Kate Stringer
"Even girls with 4.0 grade point averages lack confidence in their abilities: One-third said they don’t think they are smart enough for their dream job, and 62 percent of girls with the highest GPAs say they don’t share their opinion or disagree with others because they want to be liked — more so than girls with lower GPAs."