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Geeks, jocks and shocks: Student perceptions of high-achieving classmates

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November 11, 2013
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Imagine a new student is to join your class. The only thing you know about them is that they were the best in their previous class for the following subject…

Imagine a new student is to join your class. The only thing you know about them is that they were the best in their previous class for the following subject…

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Over 100 secondary school students were asked what they thought a hypothetical new student would be like if they excelled in different subjects at school.

The results of this new research, published in High Ability Studies, suggest that student perceptions of high-achieving classmates are subject specific. 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 ones. For example, high-achieving peers in the sciences and mathematics were considered more intelligent, more conscientious and less socially-minded than high-achieving peers in languages or sports subjects.

Such perceptions are important because of the central role that peer groups play in the formation of students' subject-specific interests. Schooling occurs in social contexts and gifted students regularly report experiencing trouble among their peers for excelling academically.


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  1. Marion Hδndel, Wilma Vialle, Albert Ziegler. Student perceptions of high-achieving classmates. High Ability Studies, 2013; 24 (2): 99 DOI: 10.1080/13598139.2013.843139

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