Who Benefits from Extra Credit?
Do the students who actually need extra credit participate in extra credit assignments? This research examines an archival sample of students (N = 508) from several upper-level psychology college courses; analyses revealed that those with existing higher grades are more likely to complete extra credit assignments than are those with lower grades. Analysis revealed that female students were more apt to participate than male students and those enrolled in larger, lecture-style courses were more prone to participate than those in smaller courses.
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