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Herskovits, Maria; Gefferth, Eva – Gifted Education International, 1992
This paper investigated the relationship between (1) perceived responsibility for intellectual achievement, and (2) objective tests measuring convergent and divergent thinking and subjective teacher ratings and classmates' nominations, in 1,033 gifted children (age 9). The results indicate that internal control is a mediating variable in the…
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Divergent Thinking, Gifted, Intelligence
Herskovits, Maria; Gefferth, Eva – Gifted Education International, 1995
In case studies of four nine-year-old Hungarian children with high intellectual potential, this study analyzed the sociocultural, environmental, and family-connected factors and the motivational and personality traits responsible for the decrease of intellectual potential in some children. (SW)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students