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Matheis, Svenja; Kronborg, Leonie; Schmitt, Manfred; Preckel, Franzis – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between teachers' beliefs about gifted students' characteristics compared to students with average-ability and the teachers' motivation (i.e., enthusiasm, self-efficacy). We investigated pre-service teachers' beliefs and motivational orientations as substantial components of their professional competencies…
Descriptors: Gifted, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Preckel, Franzis; Rach, Hannah; Scherrer, Vsevolod – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
The present study investigated changes in self-esteem, academic self-concept, intellectual self-concept, and social self-concepts of acceptance, assertion, relations with same-sex peers and relations with other-sex peers with 177 gifted students participating in a 16-day summer school in Germany. Students were assessed three times by self-report…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Academic Ability, Intelligence
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Preckel, Franzis; Brunner, Martin – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
This longitudinal study investigated the contribution of achievement goals and academic self-concept for the prediction of unexpected academic achievement (i.e., achievement that is higher or lower than expected with respect to students' cognitive ability) in general and when comparing groups of extreme over- and underachievers. Our sample…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation