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Attitude of 'excessive entitlement' may result in exam failure
University students who have an exaggerated belief in what they deserve, known as ‘excessive entitlement’, tend to do worse in their exams than those who take personal responsibility and are internally motivated for success.
Research just published by the University of Otago confirms some educators’ claims that their students increasingly believe they have a right to success, and that this belief interferes with actually achieving success when they face the challenges of university study.
Lead author Dr Donna Anderson and Professor Jamin Halberstadt, from the Department of Psychology in collaboration with Dr Robert Aitken from the Department of Marketing, examined the entitlement beliefs of almost 300 student volunteers sitting a Marketing and Consumption paper, then used these beliefs to predict their final exam scores at the end of the term.
The results show for the first time that students with a greater perception of personal entitlement performed worse than their peers in the final exam, but only when they found the paper more difficult than expected.
“It is interesting, but not surprising, that the negative effect of excessive entitlement on performance was most evident in the context of a challenge,” says Dr Anderson.
“Other research supports findings that personality differences can vary in strength depending on the level of stress in the environment in which they’re measured. This certainly seems to be the case with attitudes of entitlement.”
Other factors that predicted exam performance in the study were personal responsibility and internal motivation: students who reported greater responsibility for their own actions, and those who believe that their fate is in their own hands, obtained higher final exam marks.
The researchers say these factors may explain the entitlement effects, as people who feel excessively entitled tend to believe that other people are responsible for their success or failure, and so are less motivated to put in more effort when required.
Dr Anderson says the study provides practical advice for improving learning outcomes.
“Entitlement attitudes can be altered by shifting students’ beliefs about what they can legitimately expect from their learning institutions, and what they need to expect from themselves.”
“Such a realistic distinction can easily be taught, when needed, and will better prepare students for the personal resilience required to achieve academic success, which is often undermined by an attitude of excessive entitlement.”
This study was funded by the University of Otago and has been published in the International Journal of Higher Education.
Students heading to Uni with too high hopes - study
A modest approach may be best when preparing for exams.
An Otago University study reveals students with an excessive sense of entitlement tend to do worse in exams.
Professor Jamin Halberstadt says many educators believe an increasing number of students have a sense of entitlement.
“They don’t necessarily have to work for the scores and grades that they get but by virtue of having paid for their education in the case of tertiary education, that they have a right to get a degree or to do well in the degree.”
Professor Halberstadt says this can interfere with personal responsibility.
“It does seem as though people who score high on this entitlement scale also believe that responsibility does not lie with them necessarily for a good performance.”
He says the irony is that the sense of entitlement may be counter-productive.