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Student perceptions of high-achieving classmates

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Abstract


  • The reported study investigated students’ perceptions of their high-performing classmates in terms of intelligence, social skills, and conscientiousness in different school subjects. The school subjects for study were examined with regard to cognitive, physical, and gender-specific issues. The results show that high academic achievements in particular school subjects lead to negative reactions in the peer group whereas high achievements in other school subjects result in positive peer reactions. In contrast, the respondents’ gender and the gender of the successful classmates had little influence on student perceptions of high achievers. The results are discussed in regard to their implications for gifted education.

Authors


  •   Handel, Marion (external author)
  •   Vialle, Wilma J.
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Händel, M., Vialle, W. & Ziegler, A. (2013). Student perceptions of high-achieving classmates. High Ability Studies, 24 (2), 99-114.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888010231

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1458&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/459

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 99

End Page


  • 114

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • The reported study investigated students’ perceptions of their high-performing classmates in terms of intelligence, social skills, and conscientiousness in different school subjects. The school subjects for study were examined with regard to cognitive, physical, and gender-specific issues. The results show that high academic achievements in particular school subjects lead to negative reactions in the peer group whereas high achievements in other school subjects result in positive peer reactions. In contrast, the respondents’ gender and the gender of the successful classmates had little influence on student perceptions of high achievers. The results are discussed in regard to their implications for gifted education.

Authors


  •   Handel, Marion (external author)
  •   Vialle, Wilma J.
  •   Ziegler, Albert (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Händel, M., Vialle, W. & Ziegler, A. (2013). Student perceptions of high-achieving classmates. High Ability Studies, 24 (2), 99-114.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888010231

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1458&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/459

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 99

End Page


  • 114

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 2