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A cross-cultural study of possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs: tenth graders’ perceptions of academically high performing classmates

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Previous empirical studies have yielded inconclusive results about peer perceptions of academically high performing students. The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ perceptions of the intellectual ability, positive social qualities, and popularity of a hypothetical new high performing classmate. Participants were 1060 Vietnamese, South Korean, British, Australian, Peruvian, and Spanish boys and girls in 10th grade. The results revealed that the perceptions of academically high performing classmates differed by country group. Positive perceptions of intellectual ability and social qualities were commonly found in all countries except the two Asian countries (Vietnam and South Korea), where the students reported more neutral views of high performers. In conclusion, it is argued that there is no evidence for possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs aiming at high achievements

Authors


  •   Oh, Hyerim (external author)
  •   Sutherland, Margaret (external author)
  •   Stack, Niamh (external author)
  •   Badia Martín, Maria Del Mar (external author)
  •   Blumen, Sheyla (external author)
  •   Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu (external author)
  •   Wormald, Catherine M.
  •   Maakrun, Julie (external author)
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., del Mar Badia Martín, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Q., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J. & Ziegler, A. (2015). A cross-cultural study of possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs: tenth graders’ perceptions of academically high performing classmates. High Ability Studies, 26 (1), 152-166.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938950474

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1842

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 152

End Page


  • 166

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Previous empirical studies have yielded inconclusive results about peer perceptions of academically high performing students. The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ perceptions of the intellectual ability, positive social qualities, and popularity of a hypothetical new high performing classmate. Participants were 1060 Vietnamese, South Korean, British, Australian, Peruvian, and Spanish boys and girls in 10th grade. The results revealed that the perceptions of academically high performing classmates differed by country group. Positive perceptions of intellectual ability and social qualities were commonly found in all countries except the two Asian countries (Vietnam and South Korea), where the students reported more neutral views of high performers. In conclusion, it is argued that there is no evidence for possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs aiming at high achievements

Authors


  •   Oh, Hyerim (external author)
  •   Sutherland, Margaret (external author)
  •   Stack, Niamh (external author)
  •   Badia Martín, Maria Del Mar (external author)
  •   Blumen, Sheyla (external author)
  •   Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu (external author)
  •   Wormald, Catherine M.
  •   Maakrun, Julie (external author)
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., del Mar Badia Martín, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Q., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J. & Ziegler, A. (2015). A cross-cultural study of possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs: tenth graders’ perceptions of academically high performing classmates. High Ability Studies, 26 (1), 152-166.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938950474

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1842

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 152

End Page


  • 166

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom