Adolescent perception of potential high-performing classmates: a cross-national exploration

Oh, H., Sutherland, M. , Stack, N., Martín, M. B., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Q. A.-T., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J. and Ziegler, A. (2019) Adolescent perception of potential high-performing classmates: a cross-national exploration. Roeper Review, 41(2), pp. 88-101. (doi:10.1080/02783193.2019.1585398)

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Abstract

This study explores how secondary school students perceive high-performing potential classmates. A total of 1,794 seventh- and 10th-grade students from five countries completed a questionnaire measuring their expectations of hypothetical male and female high-performing classmates in three categories: intellectual ability, positive social qualities, and popularity. Across the five countries represented in this study, analyses of variance indicated that students did not report negative attitudes toward the three potential characteristics of a hypothetical gifted peer. Vietnamese students in particular reported more positive observations about the hypothetical classmate than their Australian, Peruvian, South Korean, and Spanish counterparts. Differing cross-national attitudes toward high-performing peers and the implications therein are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stack, Professor Niamh and Sutherland, Dr Margaret
Authors: Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Martín, M. B., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Q. A.-T., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., and Ziegler, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Roeper Review
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0278-3193
ISSN (Online):1940-865X
Published Online:08 May 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Roeper Institute
First Published:First published in Roeper Review 41(2):88-101
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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