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EXAMINATION OF SOCIAL COMPARISON AND COMPETITION AMONG HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENTS

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Date Issued:
2014
Summary:
Competition, performance, gender, and academic social comparison were examined in this study of high-ability students from two high schools in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Ninety-seven students in Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment (DE) classes completed the survey questionnaire. Survey results suggest that competition affected both comparison direction and performance. An association was discovered between competition and the school environment. No relationship with competition was discovered for classroom except when gender was individually assessed. Female students were found to have an association with competition within the classroom. Results of this study reinforced previous research for the use of upward comparison by high achieving students; upward academic comparison in this current study was reported with much superior comparison targets. Results of cross-gender comparison proportions differed from earlier studies. This study also included cross-gender results for upward and downward comparisons.
Title: EXAMINATION OF SOCIAL COMPARISON AND COMPETITION AMONG HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENTS.
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Name(s): Donigan, Michael John, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Summary: Competition, performance, gender, and academic social comparison were examined in this study of high-ability students from two high schools in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Ninety-seven students in Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment (DE) classes completed the survey questionnaire. Survey results suggest that competition affected both comparison direction and performance. An association was discovered between competition and the school environment. No relationship with competition was discovered for classroom except when gender was individually assessed. Female students were found to have an association with competition within the classroom. Results of this study reinforced previous research for the use of upward comparison by high achieving students; upward academic comparison in this current study was reported with much superior comparison targets. Results of cross-gender comparison proportions differed from earlier studies. This study also included cross-gender results for upward and downward comparisons.
Identifier: WFE0000436 (IID), uwf:61099 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-06-01
Ed.D.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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