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Metacognition, risk behavior, and risk outcomes: the role of perceived intelligence and perceived knowledge.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15755230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study explores 2 key variables in social metacognition: perceived intelligence and perceived levels of knowledge about a specific content domain. The former represents a judgment of one's knowledge at an abstract level, whereas the latter represents a judgment of one's knowledge in a specific content domain. Data from interviews of approximately 8,411 female adolescents from a national sample were analyzed in a 2-wave panel design with a year between assessments. Higher levels of perceived intelligence at Wave 1 were associated with a lower probability of the occurrence of a pregnancy over the ensuing year independent of actual IQ, self-esteem, and academic aspirations. Higher levels of perceived knowledge about the accurate use of birth control were associated with a higher probability of the occurrence of a pregnancy independent of actual knowledge about accurate use, perceived intelligence, self-esteem, and academic aspirations.
James Jaccard; Tonya Dodge; Vincent Guilamo-Ramos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0278-6133     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-09     Completed Date:  2005-07-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211523     Medline TA:  Health Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aspirations (Psychology)
Contraception Behavior
Follow-Up Studies
Self Concept*
Sexual Behavior
Social Perception*
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