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The Importance of Being Honest: Correlating Self-Report Accuracy and Network Centrality with Academic Performance.
J Psychol. 2018 Jul 04; 152(5):304-324.JP

Abstract

This study investigates the correlation of self-report accuracy with academic performance. The sample was composed of 289 undergraduate students (96 senior and 193 junior) enrolled in two engineering classes. Age ranged between 22 and 24 years, with a slight over representation of male students (53%). Academic performance was calculated based on students' final grades in each class. The tendency to report inaccurate information was measured at the end of the Raven Progressive Matrices Test, by asking students to report their exact finishing times. We controlled for gender, age, personality traits, intelligence, and past academic performance. We also included measures of centrality in their friendship, advice and trust networks. Correlation and multiple regression analyses results indicate that lower achieving students were significantly less accurate in self-reporting data. We also found that being more central in the advice network was correlated with higher performance (r = .20, p < .001). The results are aligned with existing literature emphasizing the individual and relational factors associated with academic performance and, pending future studies, may be utilized to include a new metric of self-report accuracy that is not dependent on academic records.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a University of Rome Tor Vergata.b Northeastern University.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29768124

Citation

Fronzetti Colladon, Andrea, and Francesca Grippa. "The Importance of Being Honest: Correlating Self-Report Accuracy and Network Centrality With Academic Performance." The Journal of Psychology, vol. 152, no. 5, 2018, pp. 304-324.
Fronzetti Colladon A, Grippa F. The Importance of Being Honest: Correlating Self-Report Accuracy and Network Centrality with Academic Performance. J Psychol. 2018;152(5):304-324.
Fronzetti Colladon, A., & Grippa, F. (2018). The Importance of Being Honest: Correlating Self-Report Accuracy and Network Centrality with Academic Performance. The Journal of Psychology, 152(5), 304-324. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2018.1459443
Fronzetti Colladon A, Grippa F. The Importance of Being Honest: Correlating Self-Report Accuracy and Network Centrality With Academic Performance. J Psychol. 2018 Jul 4;152(5):304-324. PubMed PMID: 29768124.
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