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ERIC Number: EJ1180581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
The Role of Optimism, Self-Esteem, Academic Self-Efficacy and Gender in High-Ability Students
Tan, Christopher; Tan, Liang See
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v23 n3 p621-633 Sep 2014
Optimism is a positive psychological trait which may help individuals to cope with stressful and adverse situations. This study examined the associations of dispositional optimism, academic self-efficacy, self-esteem, and gender on high-ability students' stress perception of academic expectations. 298 high-ability senior high school students in Singapore participated in this study by completing a self-report questionnaire. Results revealed a significant negative association between optimism and academic stress perception among students. There were significant variations among variables, gender, self-esteem, academic self-efficacy and dispositional optimism, in predicting the two dimensions of academic expectations stress among high-ability adolescents. Possible explanations for the results were suggested and implications of the findings were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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