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Title: Perfectionism and academic emotions in gifted adolescent girls
Authors: Tan, Liang See
Chun, Nina Keng Yen
Keywords: Perfectionism
Academic emotions
Highly gifted adolescent girls
Cluster analysis
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Tan, L. S., & Chun, N. K. Y. (2014). Perfectionism and academic emotions in gifted adolescent girls. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 23(3), 389-401.
Abstract: The study examined the relationship between perfectionism and discrete academic emotions among highly gifted girls; the predictive values of perfectionism to academic emotion; 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 emotion; and teach skills to help them manage their expectations and decrease negative academic emotions.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. The published version is available online at
ISSN: 0119-5646
Other Identifiers: 10.1007/s40299-013-0114-9
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