Posted by: bluesyemre | January 10, 2013

Are today’s students narcissistic – or just at ease with themselves?

Cardiff University students

  • More students are rating themselves as above average. It may be less about positive thinking and more about their background. The American Freshman Survey asks students to rate how they compare with their peers in different areas. It’s been running since 1966, and in 2012, analysis of the results showed that over the past 40 years, students have increasingly been describing themselves – from mathematical ability to self-confidence and drive to achieve – as “above average”.

The Freshman Survey:

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