Self-Confidence in College Students: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Behavioral Implications

@article{Shrauger1995SelfConfidenceIC,
  title={Self-Confidence in College Students: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Behavioral Implications},
  author={J. Sidney Shrauger and Mary Schohn},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={1995},
  volume={2},
  pages={255 - 278}
}
Self-confidence was conceptualized and a multidimensional measure, the Personal Evaluation Inventory, was developed which assesses college students' confidence in six areas most important to them. The measure's psychometric properties and relationships with other personality attributes were described. Three studies exploring behavioral correlates of confidence demonstrated the following: People's expressed self-confidence is consistent with others' appraisals of their confidence; when given a… 
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