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Mofield, Emily; Parker Peters, Megan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
The current study compared differences between mindset beliefs about intelligence (fixed vs. growth), dimensions of perfectionism (Concern Over Mistakes, Doubt of Action, Personal Standards, Organization), and achievement attitudes among gifted underachievers (n = 15) and gifted achievers (n = 169) in Grades 6 to 8 and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Personality Traits, Academically Gifted, High Achievement
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Gallagher, Shelagh A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Students' personal epistemologies, or their beliefs about knowledge and knowing, have a substantial impact on learning, affecting their responses to curriculum, strategy selection, and psychosocial variables. Changes in epistemological reasoning occur similarly to other stage-based developmental schemes, with qualitative shifts in worldviews at…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Middle School Students, Academically Gifted, Grade 6
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Ihrig, Lori M.; Lane, Erin; Mahatmya, Duhita; Assouline, Susan G. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
High-achieving students in economically disadvantaged, rural schools lack access to advanced coursework necessary to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational and employment goals at the highest levels, contributing to the excellence gap. Out-of-school STEM programming offers one pathway to students' talent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas
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Park, Sunhee; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Ryoo, Ji Hoon – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
The psychometric qualities of the six- and eight-item implicit theories of intelligence scales that Dweck suggested were compared using a confirmatory factor analysis with data from 239 gifted students (100 students in Grades 5-7, 139 students in Grades 8-11). The results indicate that the six-item scale fits the data better than the eight-item…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Intelligence Tests, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Bugaj, Stephen J.; Mammadov, Sakhavat – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
This study examined identification with school among middle school students and its relationship with academic crowd membership, a public expression of one's academic orientation. Of the 127 Grade 6 to 8 students in the sample, 55 reported participation in a gifted program; 44% of these gifted students did not claim affiliation with the academic…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Identification (Psychology), Group Membership
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Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
Overexcitabilities and perfectionism are often discussed within the context of gifted education, given that both are observed among gifted individuals. The present research (a) explored the relationships between overexcitabilities and dimensions of healthy and unhealthy perfectionism and (b) determined the extent to which overexcitabilities are…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents
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Olthouse, Jill M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
This collective case study represents 10 gifted children's relationships with writing. The construct "relationship with writing" includes children's influences, goals, values, identity, and emotions connected to writing. Overall, these students' relationships with writing can be described as creative, responsible, and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Case Studies, Writing (Composition)
Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
In most industrialized societies, the regular educational system does not meet the educational needs of gifted pupils, causing a lag in their school achievement. One way in which more challenge can be provided to gifted children is with an enrichment program. In the present study, cognitive, socioemotional, and attitudinal effects of a triarchic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Children, Elementary School Students
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Malin, Jenessa; Makel, Matthew C. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Gender differences in interests and preferences are among the currently accepted potential explanations for the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In an attempt to analyze the development of such preferences, gender differences expressed in essays written by gifted elementary students…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences, World Problems
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Aljughaiman, Abdullah M.; Ayoub, Alaa Eldin A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
The current study investigated the effects of a school enrichment program on the analytical, creative, and practical abilities of elementary gifted students. Forty-two students (N = 42) from the fifth and sixth grade of the Al-Shawkany School in Saudi Arabia were randomly chosen to participate in the study according to two criteria: (a) being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Lakin, Joni M.; Lohman, David F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Effective talent-identification procedures minimize the proportion of students whose subsequent performance indicates that they were mistakenly included in or excluded from the program. Classification errors occur when students who were predicted to excel subsequently do not excel or when students who were not predicted to excel do. Using a…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Predictive Validity, Nonverbal Tests, Second Language Learning
Peine, Marie E.; Coleman, Laurence J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Gifted children often complain about waiting in class to learn. A qualitative study of 16 children in elementary and middle school in grades 1-8 revealed that sitting and waiting was a universal ingredient of being gifted in those regular classrooms. Children experienced 3 kinds of waiting: school/classroom, instructional, and assignment. Grounded…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Classroom Techniques, Gifted, Grade 1
Chamberlin, Michelle T.; Chamberlin, Scott A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
During 3 field experience visits, 23 elementary preservice teachers implemented mathematical problem-solving tasks with grade 3-6 gifted students. Researchers investigated what the teachers learned about gifted students regarding student characteristics, mathematical problem-solving tasks, and pedagogy. Each teacher completed a pre- and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Academically Gifted, Field Experience Programs
Gray, Rebecca; McCallum, R. Steve; Bain, Sherry K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
Based on data from a sample of 106 students in grades 2 through 8, we explored the psychometric integrity of the Universal Academic, Cognitive, Creativity, Emotion Screening Scale (Universal ACCESS; R. S. McCallum & B. A. Bracken, in press). We obtained Cronbach's alphas ranging from 0.95 to 0.98 across the eight scales of the Universal…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Validity, Integrity, Rating Scales
Makel, Matthew C. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
Questionnaires were given to students prior to testing for giftedness to assess how the gifted identification process changes attitudes toward gifted programs and parent-child relationships. After those identified as gifted had been participating in a pullout gifted program for one semester, another questionnaire was administered to all original…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Identification, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes
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