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Kohan-Mass, Judith; Tal, Liraz – Gifted Education International, 2019
In order to reach gender equity in the gifted population, an affirmative action policy was instituted in Israel to increase the number of girls identified as gifted. The purpose of this study was to compare the self-efficacy beliefs of girls in the top 1.5% (gifted girls (GG)) with those of girls in the top 3% (GG in affirmative action). It was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy, Females, Mathematics Skills
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Gifted Education International, 2019
This qualitative, practitioner study explored how gifted students, who were not necessarily sophisticated readers, first participated in literature circles. The students were enrolled in a US Title I, magnet Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)/International Baccalaureate World Academy (IB) school. Students routinely…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Skills, Magnet Schools, Literacy Education
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Haberlin, Steve – Gifted Education International, 2018
Scholars have expressed sustained interest in the social-emotional adjustment of gifted children, with conflicting views persisting: one that gifted students possess greater resiliency to environmental stress; the other that this population is more vulnerable. Capitalizing on the few case studies that examined adjustment among gifted students, the…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Topçu, Sevgi; Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – Gifted Education International, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between self-esteem and motivational components and to determine which were the best predictors of academic achievement among Turkish gifted students. Participants in this study were 184 students (76 girls and 108 boys). Sixty-one students were from the fourth grade, 43 from the fifth grade, 34…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Academic Achievement, Gifted
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Stoeger, Heidrun; Ziegler, Albert – Gifted Education International, 2013
This article addresses the causes of underachievement in scholastic education. Whereas many studies have been able to show that motivational deficits provide an explanation for underachievement, little research has yet explored the possible influences of deficits in fine motor skills. The aim of our empirical study was, therefore, to investigate…
Descriptors: Gifted, Underachievement, Persistence, Elementary School Students
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Chamberlin, Scott A.; Powers, Robert A. – Gifted Education International, 2013
The focus of the article is the validation of an instrument to assess gifted students' affect after mathematical problem solving tasks. Participants were 225 students identified by their district as gifted in grades four to six. The Chamberlin Affective Instrument for Mathematical Problem Solving was used to assess feelings, emotions, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students