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A cross-national comparison of school students’ perceptions regarding high performing peers

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Abstract


  • This cross-national scenario based study examined fourth-grade students’ perceptions of

    high-performing classmates in terms of their expected intellectual abilities, positive social qualities and popularity among their peers across

    seven countries. The overall results show that

    high academic achievements predominantly

    lead to positive expectations within the peer

    group. However, pronounced differences were

    found between the countries. The results indicated that students from Spanish-speaking countries viewed their potential high-performing peers most favorably, followed by students

    from Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany. The least favorable expectations, but by

    no means negative attitude, were exhibited by

    students from the two East-Asian countries Korea and Vietnam. In contrast, the respondents’

    gender and the gender of the hypothetical successful classmates had less influence on student

    perceptions of high-performers. These findings

    have implications for the educational provision

    of high performing students in different cross-national contexts.

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)
  •   Baier, Barbara (external author)
  •   Schmidt, Martha (external author)
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen Quoc, A., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., Baier, B., Schmidt, M. & Ziegler, A. (2014). A cross-national comparison of school students’ perceptions regarding high performing peers. Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education, 4 (1), 10-23.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2909&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1910

Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 10

End Page


  • 23

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This cross-national scenario based study examined fourth-grade students’ perceptions of

    high-performing classmates in terms of their expected intellectual abilities, positive social qualities and popularity among their peers across

    seven countries. The overall results show that

    high academic achievements predominantly

    lead to positive expectations within the peer

    group. However, pronounced differences were

    found between the countries. The results indicated that students from Spanish-speaking countries viewed their potential high-performing peers most favorably, followed by students

    from Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany. The least favorable expectations, but by

    no means negative attitude, were exhibited by

    students from the two East-Asian countries Korea and Vietnam. In contrast, the respondents’

    gender and the gender of the hypothetical successful classmates had less influence on student

    perceptions of high-performers. These findings

    have implications for the educational provision

    of high performing students in different cross-national contexts.

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)
  •   Baier, Barbara (external author)
  •   Schmidt, Martha (external author)
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen Quoc, A., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., Baier, B., Schmidt, M. & Ziegler, A. (2014). A cross-national comparison of school students’ perceptions regarding high performing peers. Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education, 4 (1), 10-23.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2909&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1910

Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 10

End Page


  • 23

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 1