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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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Judson, Eugene; Bowers, Nicole L.; Glassmeyer, Kristi – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Although several studies have reported Advanced Placement (AP) growth, little attention has been paid to school- and classroom-level strategies that encourage students to enroll into AP courses and complete AP exams. This study focused on determining goals emphasized, and strategies used, by science and math teachers (N = 143). Results indicated…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Advanced Placement Programs, Science Education, Mathematics Education
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Veas, Alejandro; Castejón, Juan-Luis; O'Reilly, Colm; Ziegler, Albert – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
The underachievement of gifted students is a serious problem in gifted education. Although analytic research strategies have identified many causes of underachievement, this kind of approach still needs to be complemented by synthetic research strategies. The actiotope model of giftedness, for example, suggests that the effect of educational…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, Secondary School Students, Parent Participation
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Rindermann, Heiner; Ceci, Stephen J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
In 19 (sub)samples from seven countries (United States, Austria, Germany, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Brazil), we analyzed the impact of parental education compared with wealth on the cognitive ability of children (aged 4-22 years, total N = 15,297). The background of their families ranged from poor indigenous remote villagers to academic…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Intelligence
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Chichekian, Tanya; Shore, Bruce M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Seventy-four students in three different Grade 9 classrooms of high-performing learners from the same suburban, comprehensive secondary school, completed a questionnaire focused on their preferences for a friend to stand by his or her position in case of a disagreement, to maintain their own position themselves, and to modify their own stance.…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Second Language Instruction
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Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
In this study, we conducted binary logistic regression on survey data collected from 244 past participants of a Talent Search program who attended regular high schools but supplemented their regular high school education with enriched or accelerated math and science learning activities. The participants completed an online survey 4 to 6 years…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Educational Experience, Interests
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Kettler, Todd; Hurst, Luke T. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Participation in advanced academic programs such as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) has been associated with higher student achievement and college readiness. In addition, AP and IB are widely recommended and implemented as services for gifted and talented students. Students who participate in these programs tend to be…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Student Participation, Longitudinal Studies
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Jung, Jae Yup – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Three competing models of the career decision-making thought processes of adolescents of high intellectual ability were tested in this study. Survey data were collected from 664 intellectually gifted Australian adolescents and analyzed using structural equation modeling procedures. The finally accepted, optimal model suggested that, regardless of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Gifted, Career Choice
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Stoeger, Heidrun; Greindl, Teresa; Kuhlmann, Johanna; Balestrini, Daniel Patrick – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Magnet schools focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as extracurricular programs in STEM support talented students and help increase their participation rates in those domains. We examined whether and the extent to which the learning and educational capital of male and female students (N = 801) enrolled in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
Callahan, Carolyn M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Oh, Sarah – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Using three leveled surveys of school district personnel (elementary, middle, and high school), we collected data on the current status of practices and procedures in gifted education across the nation. Results from 1,566 respondents in separate school districts to questions relating to administration (staffing), identification of gifted students,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Paz-Baruch, Nurit; Leikin, Roza; Leikin, Mark – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Little empirical data are available concerning the cognitive abilities of gifted individuals in general and especially those who excel in mathematics. We examined visual processing abilities distinguishing between general giftedness (G) and excellence in mathematics (EM). The research population consisted of 190 students from four groups of 10th-…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Visual Perception, Cognitive Ability
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Allen, William T., Jr.; Hunsaker, Scott L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Curriculum ideologies are educational theories applied in everyday pedagogical practice. In this study, to better meet the learning needs of their students, four middle school teachers used a variety of ideologies as a professional toolbox. When confronted with school district standardization, these teachers adapted; however, as predicted by…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Ideology, Middle School Teachers, Curriculum
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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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