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Turn Left, Turn Right? The Possibility of Improving the Performance of Mathematics Underachievers
underachievement;incidence of underachiever;types of underachievers;latent growth
|Issue Date:||2017-11-28 16:08:43 (UTC+8)|
We call someone underachiever if he was born with gift, but performed worse than his own talent allowed. This study aimed at examining the changes in the types, the rate of math underachievers, and the dynamic transfer among various levels of achievement. It conducted a profile analysis about the changes in the types of math underachievers through potential growing mode and detailed data. The analysis involved 2,994-3,286 students from grades seven, eight and nine at five points in three years. The results are as follows: (1) The average underachievers remained stable at 50% or more; (2) The rate of underachievers increased as students moved to higher grades and they had the lowest math performance among all the types of underachievers; (3) The level of anxiety underachievers feel has decreased as they moved to higher grades; they tended to set goals when they study and maintain their self-value by limiting themselves; (4) The rate of perfectionism among underachievers is the lowest; they were intelligent in math in contrary but were more vulnerable to anxiety than other types of underachievers when they have a math test; (5) The number of borderline underachievers decreased dramatically as they moved to higher grades; they often use self-adjustment strategies to study. Suggestions for math underachievers from the author were included at the end of the paper.
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