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CInSt Research Seminar "Own Motivation, Peer Motivation, and Educational Success": Jan Bietenbeck (Lund University)

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Jan Bietenbeck (Lund University)  is going to present his paper "Own Motivation, Peer Motivation, and Educational Success"  on regular CInSt research seminar on February, 11

Abstract
I study how motivation shapes own and peers’ educational success. Using data from Project STAR, I find that academic motivation in early elementary school, as measured by a standardized psychological test, predicts contemporaneous and future test scores, high school GPA, and college-test taking over and above cognitive skills. Exploiting random assignment of students to classes, I find that exposure to motivated classmates causally affects contemporaneous reading achievement, a peer effect that operates over and above spillovers from classmates’ past achievement and socio-demographic composition. However, peer motivation does not affect longer-term educational success, likely because it does not change own motivation.

​Time: 18:10-19:30 (UTC+3).  
Location:  Online in Zoom
Working language: English.    
The link to join   Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/7488279147
Here is the instruction about how to join the seminar in Zoom: https://cinst.hse.ru/en/news/350230570.html

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