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ERIC Number: EJ1180526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
Perfectionism and Academic Emotions of Gifted Adolescent Girls
Tan, Liang See; Chun, Keng Yen Nina
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v23 n3 p389-401 Sep 2014
The study examined the relationship between perfectionism and discrete academic emotions among highly gifted girls; the predictive values of perfectionism to academic emotions; and differences in academic emotions and performance among adaptive, maladaptive, and non-perfectionists. 225 gifted adolescent girls from a secondary school participated in the study. High standards was a predictor of positive academic emotions, while discrepancy was a predictor of negative academic emotions. Maladaptive perfectionists experienced higher levels of shame. Perfectionists were found to experience higher level of anxiety than non-perfectionists. Findings suggest the need to promote high standards among gifted adolescent girls to promote positive academic emotions; and teach skills to help them manage their expectations and decrease negative academic emotions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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