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dc.contributor.authorAntunes, Ana Pereirapor
dc.contributor.authorMorais, Maria de Fátimapor
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Fernandapor
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-22T15:13:11Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationAntunes, A. P. Morais, M. F., & Martins, F. (2015). Honours students: Good marks and what else? In Columbus, A. M. (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research, vol 110 (pp. 55-69). New York: Nova Publisherspor
dc.identifier.isbn9781634826303por
dc.identifier.issn1532-723X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/39139-
dc.description.abstractCurrently in Portugal academic excellence in higher education is given recognition through merit prizes. Because honours students can be seen as having the potential to achieve imporant levels of professional expertise, especially if they have some personal skills, it is important to know not only the marks of the students but also the personal characteristics that contribute to academic success and which may also be important for career success. Some theoretical models of giftedness and excellence agree with this idea and this work considers the latest contribution of Renzulli (2005) where it is pointed out that excellent achievements result from the combination of motivational, intellectual and creative factors as well as from co-cognitive factors which are most associated with personality functioning in a particular context. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze how honours students differ from their classmates in various psychological dimensions: Cognition-creativity, Motivation and Learning Strategies, Persistence, Social Interaction, Drive for Excellence and Cultural Interest. These dimensions were measured by the Inventory of Psychological Characteristics Associated with Academic Performance (ICPADA), which was constructed taking into consideration the previous study of Scaeger et al. (2012). The sample included 914 Portuguese higher educatoin students from a first cycle degree in the Bologna process. Participants were selected from three different fields of study: Social and Human Sciences; Science and Technology; Arts and Humanities. The data collected through the administration of the ICPADA was presented, and the results revealed a higher self-perception by honours students in all areas analyzed, with the exception of the dimension of social interaction. In addition an interaction effect was revealed for persistence, social interaction, and cultural interest. The field of study and whether the participants were honours students or not were also taken into account. Some implications for future studies are presented here along with possible interventions for honours students.por
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dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherNova Science Publisherspor
dc.rightsclosedAccesspor
dc.subjectHonours studentspor
dc.subjectAcademic excellencepor
dc.subjectHigher educationpor
dc.titleHonours students: good marks and what else?por
dc.typebookPartpor
dc.peerreviewedyespor
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.nnovapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=54527&osCsid=6efef9b37d0cd0fa946f54ddaf0f227epor
sdum.publicationstatuspublishedpor
degois.publication.firstPage55por
degois.publication.lastPage69por
degois.publication.locationNew Yorkpor
degois.publication.titleAdvances in Psychology Researchpor
degois.publication.volume110por
dc.subject.fosCiências Sociais::Ciências da Educaçãopor
sdum.bookTitleAdvances in Psychology Researchpor
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