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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