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Miller, Angie L.; Lambert, Amber D.; Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
The current study explores the potential relationships among perceived parenting style, perfectionism, and creativity in a high-ability and high-achieving young adult population. Using data from 323 honors college students at a Midwestern university, bivariate correlations suggested positive relationships between (a) permissive parenting style and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Creativity, Child Rearing
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Walsh, Rosalind L.; Kemp, Coral R.; Hodge, Kerry A.; Bowes, Jennifer M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
A search of the literature from the past 30 years reveals that there is a dearth of research surrounding effective interventions for intellectually gifted children in the early childhood years. The findings of 11 empirical studies of educational provisions for young gifted children were located and the methodological rigor of the studies examined.…
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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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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Olthouse, Jill M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Through a qualitative research design, the author explored how eight talented young creative writers related to their craft. The construct, "relationship with writing," emerged as the study's overarching theme; this theme includes students' influences, goals, values, identity, and emotions as these relate to writing. The findings indicated…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Creative Writing, Educational Environment, Gifted
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Peterson, Jean Sunde; Canady, Kate; Duncan, Nancy – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
At the culmination of an 11-year qualitative, cross-sectional study of life events, 48 high-ability high school graduates fitting common stereotypes associated with giftedness completed an open-ended questionnaire, part of which focused on positive life experiences and sources of support. Findings included that intense investment in academics,…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Spiritual Development, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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Piirto, Jane; Fraas, John – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Two groups of adolescents (N = 114), 61 identified-gifted adolescents (M = 22, F = 39) and 51 vocational school adolescents (M = 27, F = 26), were compared on the Overexcitability Questionnaire. Each of the five Overexcitability (OE) scores--Psychomotor, Sensual, Imaginational, Intellectual, and Emotional--was subjected to a two-way ANOVA by…
Descriptors: Gifted, Questionnaires, Effect Size, Gender Differences
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Ratcliff, N. J.; Jones, C. R.; Costner, R. H.; Knight, C.; Disney, G.; Savage-Davis, E.; Sheehan, H.; Hunt, G. H. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Based on a theoretical model developed by Schlechty, this case study focuses on a small high school, located on a college campus and designed to address the educational needs of gifted 9th- through 12th-grade students. Eight teachers who taught 9th- and 12th-grade classes and their 60 students were observed. Each teacher was observed during six…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Location, Colleges, Campuses
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Esquierdo, J. Joy; Arreguin-Anderson, Maria – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
The issue of underrepresentation in gifted and talented (GT) programs has developed into a critical educational concern. At the core are ambiguous identification assessment practices, especially for bilingual students. To illustrate, this article reports data from the last decade that supports the underrepresentation of gifted Hispanic bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Gifted, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Children
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Weckbacher, Lisa Marie; Okamoto, Yukari – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
The study explored the relationship between types of spatial experiences and spatial abilities among 13- to 14-year-old high academic achievers. Each participant completed two spatial tasks and a survey assessing favored spatial activities across five categories (computers, toys, sports, music, and art) and three developmental periods (early…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Student Surveys, Developmental Tasks
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Coxon, Steve V. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
A stratified random sample of volunteer participants (N = 75) aged 9 to 14 was drawn from 16 public school districts' gifted programs, including as many females (n = 28) and children from groups traditionally underrepresented in gifted programs (n = 18) as available. Participants were randomly divided into an experimental (n = 38) and a control…
Descriptors: Public Education, Gifted, Programs, Robotics
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Rambo, Karen E.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Despite the research supporting acceleration, some teachers are still hesitant to recommend acceleration for advanced students. The Teacher Attitudes Toward Subject-Specific Acceleration (TATSSA) instrument was designed to uncover the factors that influence teacher decisions to recommend students for subject-specific acceleration. First, we…
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Academically Gifted, Advanced Students, Gifted
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Harris, Bryn; Lizardi, Patricia Sanchez – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
The demographics in the United States are rapidly changing and the school-aged population is growing at an even faster rate, particularly within the Mexican population. In 2008, 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States which is 17 times the number in 1970. In addition, Mexican populations are younger than other U.S. populations…
Descriptors: Gifted, Mexican Americans, Disproportionate Representation, Identification
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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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Frazier, Andrea Dawn – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
This study explored the possible selves of high-ability African American males attending a specialized school for high-ability students. To this end, interviews were conducted with nine students. Results provided details about the hoped-for and feared selves the young men envisioned as well as the strategies these youth utilized to realize and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Males, Neighborhoods, African Americans
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Perrone-McGovern, Kristin M.; Ksiazak, Tracy M.; Wright, Stephen L.; Vannatter, Aarika; Hyatt, Claudine C.; Shepler, Dustin; Perrone, Philip A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
In this study, major life decisions of gifted adults were examined in relation to life satisfaction. Participants were 57 gifted adults who have been participating in a longitudinal study over the last two decades. Qualitative data were collected via written and online surveys, and were analyzed by a research team using phenomenological,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Life Satisfaction, Family Relationship, Developmental Stages
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