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ERIC Number: EJ1024323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 148
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Perfectionism and Chinese Gifted Learners
Fong, Ricci W.; Yuen, Mantak
Roeper Review, v36 n2 p81-91 2014
Over the past two decades a wealth of research data on perfectionism has drawn increased attention to the nature and impact of perfectionism on many aspects of student development. Much of the research has explored perfectionism in the gifted student population, but few studies have considered how perfectionism could be perceived differently in students of non-Caucasian descent and how it may have different impacts on their learning, development, and adjustment. In view of the apparent cultural divide in the research literature, and the emphasis on pursuing perfection within Chinese culture, this article reviews studies that do address perfectionism in Chinese gifted students. The aim was to offer a cultural perspective for understanding perfectionism in this population and to locate pertinent information to assist identification, counseling interventions, and future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: China