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Adolescents’ social perceptions of academically high-performing students: a country and gender comparative study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • One cohort that has not been given extended attention in the period during which transition takes place is academically high-performing students. This research study uniquely synthesises some of these key factors by investigating how students in mixed-ability, seventh-grade classrooms across Australia, Peru, Scotland, South Korea, Spain and Vietnam regard a hypothetical, academically able peer. The fictitious student’s intellectual ability, positive social traits and popularity varied across the six countries involved in this study, and were observed according to the gender of the perceiver. More specifically, the perceived popularity of a high-performing boy or girl was reported differently among the country groups. In Scotland, for example, the authors uncovered a potential risk to female social status arising from peer reactions to her academic achievement. Yet in Vietnam, female study participants maintained a positive perception of both hypothetical students, regardless of gender. The results of this study are discussed herein.

Authors


  •   Oh, Hyerim (external author)
  •   Sutherland, Margaret (external author)
  •   Stack, Niamh (external author)
  •   del Mar Badia Martin, Maria (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


  • 2019

Citation


  • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., del Mar Badia Martin, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Q., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J. & Ziegler, A. (2019). Adolescents’ social perceptions of academically high-performing students: a country and gender comparative study. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, Online First 1-17.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85060959471

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • One cohort that has not been given extended attention in the period during which transition takes place is academically high-performing students. This research study uniquely synthesises some of these key factors by investigating how students in mixed-ability, seventh-grade classrooms across Australia, Peru, Scotland, South Korea, Spain and Vietnam regard a hypothetical, academically able peer. The fictitious student’s intellectual ability, positive social traits and popularity varied across the six countries involved in this study, and were observed according to the gender of the perceiver. More specifically, the perceived popularity of a high-performing boy or girl was reported differently among the country groups. In Scotland, for example, the authors uncovered a potential risk to female social status arising from peer reactions to her academic achievement. Yet in Vietnam, female study participants maintained a positive perception of both hypothetical students, regardless of gender. The results of this study are discussed herein.

Authors


  •   Oh, Hyerim (external author)
  •   Sutherland, Margaret (external author)
  •   Stack, Niamh (external author)
  •   del Mar Badia Martin, Maria (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


  • 2019

Citation


  • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., del Mar Badia Martin, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Q., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J. & Ziegler, A. (2019). Adolescents’ social perceptions of academically high-performing students: a country and gender comparative study. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, Online First 1-17.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85060959471

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom