“ The word studying is life-long…one studies how to be a wife, mother, a coworker and perhaps even a retiree. Creating a positive attitude toward study in the early years is crucial to further academic and social success”
Stevenson, Lee, and Nerison-Low (1998)
Both students and parents show tremendous respect towards their professors and schools.
Academic excellence is stressed early in the academic life of the young student and many families allow their children to focus on studying in lieu of their chores.
Students experience a lot of pressure from their families to excel in school and they believe that encouraging children from a young age makes them more enthusiastic about learning and doing well.
Differences between males and females are not clear any more…Masaki 17 years old
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