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ERIC Number: EJ1169355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-9686
How Do Academically Successful Pasifika Students Perceive Task Value?
Tait, Kirstin; Horsley, Jenny; Tait, Carolyn
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, v25 n1 p47-57 Jun 2016
Pasifika students are a minority group in New Zealand education who are at risk of underachievement. This article examines how five high achieving Pasifika students reported the factors that contribute to the task value of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Scholarship. It uses expectancy value theory to consider motivation through subjective attainment, utility, and interest values. In-depth data were gathered from five high achieving Pasifika students who attained at least one NZQA Scholarship between 2005 and 2012. It was found that during the year these students sat the NZQA Scholarship examinations, their sources of value changed as they perceived different costs and opportunities associated with the NZQA Scholarship. Limitations, implications, and future directions for supporting high achieving Pasifika students are also discussed.
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. School of Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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