High achieving students and their experience of the pursuit of academic excellence

Tang, Junyan Jeremy, and Fisher, Paul Alexander (2012) High achieving students and their experience of the pursuit of academic excellence. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Education and Psychology. pp. 475-499. From: 2012 ISEP International Symposium, 30 March - 1 April 2012, SkyCity Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong.

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High achieving students are students who perform much better academically than their peers. While there are benefits to being a high achieving student such as receiving more support from teachers, they also encounter unique challenges such as increased frequency of bullying. Much of the research on this group of students is based on quantitative studies conducted on participants of Caucasian descent. It is suggested that obtaining a better understanding of these high achieving students could be achieved by making sense of their experiences through a qualitative approach. An individual's experiences and perceptions can be influenced by cultural factors and conducting research with an Asian population would help better understand how factors which are more strongly emphasized in Asian culture such as filial piety and obedience to parents contribute to the experiences of Asian high achieving students.

Item ID: 21992
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISSN: 2226-6275
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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 04:25
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 50%
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