Is It Always Better to Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond?

Kao Si, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Xianchi Dai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
We analyzed archival data of 4,005 students’ actual exam scores during their high school in which they had been streamed into high- versus low-ability classes. Results show that being in the high-ability classes can be either academically positive or negative, depending on the nature of the particular comparison.
[ to cite ]:
Kao Si and Xianchi Dai (2015) ,"Is It Always Better to Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond? ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 292-296.