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

Junyan Jeremy Tang, Paul Alexander Fisher

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Symposium on Education and Psychology
PublisherISEP
Pages475-499
Number of pages25
Edition2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 ISEP International Symposium - SkyCity Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Mar 20121 Apr 2012

Conference

Conference2012 ISEP International Symposium
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
Period30/03/121/04/12

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