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Lam, Cici Sze-ching; Yeung, Patcy P. S.; Yuen, Mantak – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This report is part of a larger project investigating school satisfaction of early adolescents in Hong Kong. The research questions in this part of the study focused on the school experience of 21 high-ability Chinese students aged 9-14 in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with each of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Preadolescents
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Datu, Jesus Alfonso D.; Yuen, Mantak; Chen, Gaowei – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This article examines the potential benefits of possessing the personality traits of determination and perseverance (often referred to as "grit") in an academic setting. Previous studies in Western individualistic societies have emphasised the advantages of possessing this attribute of grit; but, to date, very few investigations have…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Self Determination, Persistence, Theory Practice Relationship
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Liu, Sylvia; Yuen, Mantak; Rao, Nirmala – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This exploratory study involved a structured group-games intervention to develop first-grade students' social competence. The effects were evaluated by assessing possible outcomes for the children's social status. A sample of 119 first-grade, mixed-ability students from a Hong Kong primary school participated in the sessions (63 boys, 56 girls:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence