Asians outperform other students thanks to hard work

Asian students perform better than other students in school because they work harder, a US study has found.

The analysis, carried out by scientists at Queens College of New York, the University of Michigan and Peking University in Beijing, looked at factors such as student grades, teacher ratings, family income, and immigration status.

It was found that Asian-Americans tend to be motivated by their cultural teachings, which reinforce that hard work is more important than natural ability.

The study also found Asian students spend less time with friends and have more conflict with their parents compared to other students.

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