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. ISEP, HKG, pp. 475-499.

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Abstract

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.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 11:01
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60834
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