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FEELING 'ABOVE AVERAGE': More college freshmen confident, if not overconfident

Published 06/16/2011, Associated Press

Educator: 'It makes them wonderful, but it also makes for some hard lessons'
When it came to social self-confidence, about half of freshmen questioned in 2009 said they were above average, compared to fewer than a third in 1966. Meanwhile, 60 percent in 2009 rated their intellectual self-confidence as above average, compared with 39 percent in 1966, the first year the survey was given.

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