Biased Self-Reflection - Achievement


Here are a number of statements that may or may not apply to you. For each statement, select the response that best applies to you. Do not spend too long deliberating about your responses: if in doubt, choose the option that immediately seems most appropriate.

Disagree Strongly Disagree Moderately Disagree a Little Agree a Little Agree Moderately Agree Strongly
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1 - Disagree Strongly
2 - Disagree Moderatley
3 - Disagree a Little
4 - Agree a Little
5 - Agree Moderately
6 - Agree Strongly
Statement 1 2 3 4 5 6
The most important ingredient in getting good grades is my academic ability.
If I were to get poor grades I would assume that I lacked ability to succeed in those courses.
Some of the times that I have gotten a good grade in a course, it was due to the teacher's easy grading scheme.
Sometimes I feel that I have to consider myself lucky for the good grades I get.
I feel that some of my good grades depend to a considerable extent on chance factors, such as having the right questions show up on an exam.
Often my poorer grades are obtained in courses that the professor has failed to make interesting.
My academic low points sometimes make me think I was just unlucky.
In my case, the good grades I receive are always the direct result of my efforts.
If I were to fail a course it would probably be because I lacked skill in that area.
If I were to receive low marks it would cause me to question my academic ability.
Some of my good grades may simply reflect that these were easier courses than most.
When I receive a poor grade, I usually feel that the main reason is that I haven't studied enough for that course.
Sometimes I get good grades only because the course material was easy to learn.
Some of my bad grades may have been a function of bad luck, being in the wrong course at the wrong time.
When I fail to do as well as expected in school, it is often due to a lack of effort on my part.
Some low grades I've received seem to me to reflect the fact that some teachers are just stingy with marks.
Sometimes my success on exams depends on some luck.
Whenever I receive good grades, it is always because I have studied hard for that course.
I can overcome all obstacles in the path of academic success if I work hard enough.
Poor grades inform me that I haven't worked hard enough.
Some of my lower grades have seemed to be partially due to bad breaks.
I feel that my good grades reflect directly on my academic ability.
When I get good grades, it is because of my academic competence.
In my experience, once a professor gets the idea you're a poor student, your work is much more likely to receive poor grades than if someone else handed it in.