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Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan – Roeper Review, 2015
Researchers explored the typology of perfectionism among 153 (46% male, 54% female; 88% White, 8% African American, 5% Asian American, 4% Hispanic, 1% Other) suburban gifted adolescents and compared perfectionism scores (using the Goals and Work Habits Survey, a modification of Frost's Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale [F-MPS]) to samples of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Gifted, Adolescents, Suburbs
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Tsui, Joanne M.; Mazzocco, Michele M. M. – Roeper Review, 2006
This study was designed to examine the effects of math anxiety and perfectionism on math performance, under timed testing conditions, among mathematically gifted sixth graders. We found that participants had worse math performance during timed versus untimed testing, but this difference was statistically significant only when the timed condition…
Descriptors: Gifted, Testing, Grade 6, Gender Differences
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Siegle, Del; Schuler, Patricia A. – Roeper Review, 2000
Analysis of scores of 391 gifted students (grades 6-8) on the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale found females expressed more concern than males about organization, while males reported stronger parental expectations. First born children reported higher parental criticism and expectations than youngest children. Females' concerns about making…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools