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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; Badia Martín, Mar; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – Roeper Review, 2019
This study explores how secondary school students perceive high-performing potential classmates. A total of 1,794 seventh- and 10th-grade students from five countries completed a questionnaire measuring their expectations of hypothetical male and female high-performing classmates in three categories: intellectual ability, positive social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 10, Secondary School Students
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Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Vaughn, Colin T.; Mammadov, Sakhavat; Cross, Tracy L.; Kim, Mihyeon; O'Reilly, Colm; Spielhagen, Frances R.; Pereira Da Costa, Maria; Hymer, Barry – Roeper Review, 2019
The phenomenon of social coping among students with gifts and talents (SWGT) is not well understood. In interviews with elementary-, middle-, and high-school aged SWGT (N = 90; 50% female) from the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Ireland, and France, the universality of awareness of visibility of their exceptional abilities, high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Experience
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Kiewra, Kenneth A.; Witte, Amanda L. – Roeper Review, 2018
This qualitative study addressed this primary question: How does talent develop among four Nebraska youth? Four highly talented Nebraska youth in the domains of baton twirling, swimming, rodeo, and both softball and music were interviewed along with their parents and coaches. Results revealed unique talent stories and commonalities among those…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Aquatic Sports, Team Sports, Music
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Krafchek, Jennifer; Kronborg, Leonie – Roeper Review, 2018
Research on gifted and high-achieving students has shown that they experience some sources of stress that are different from those experienced by general students. This qualitative case study investigated the types of stressful life events experienced by academically high-achieving females before the onset of disordered eating in adolescence.…
Descriptors: Females, High Achievement, Eating Disorders, Gifted
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Ramírez Uclés, Rafael; del Río Cabeza, Aurora; Flores Martínez, Pablo – Roeper Review, 2018
The recognition of patterns and creativity are two characteristics associated with mathematical talent. In this study, we analyzed these characteristics in a group of 37 mathematically talented students. The students were asked to find the pattern the Braille code had been built upon and reinvent it with the aim of making its mathematical language…
Descriptors: Talent, Mathematics, Pattern Recognition, Braille
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Price, Eunice; Wardman, Janna; Bruce, Toni; Millward, Pam – Roeper Review, 2016
Facebook is a frequently accessed social networking site with more than one billion active users worldwide. Although there are numerous studies on its impact on teenagers, none have investigated its impact on gifted and talented girls. This study's aim was to understand the social media experiences of talented female student leaders. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Gifted, Phenomenology, Social Networks, Qualitative Research
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Sayler, Michael F. – Roeper Review, 2015
The University of North Texas's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science began admitting students to its 2-year early college entrance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program in the fall of 1988. This program provided accelerated entry for top students in Texas in the areas of mathematics and science. Approximately 200…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Development, Career Academies
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Conejeros-Solar, M. Leonor; Gómez-Arízaga, María P. – Roeper Review, 2015
This study is about persistence and perceived difficulties of gifted students in college explored through sociodemographic and academic characteristics. Two hundred and nine nongifted and 45 gifted participated in the study. A persistence scale along with sociodemographic variables were used to compare both groups. The groups shared many…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Characteristics, Academic Persistence, College Students
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Olthouse, Jill M.; Edmunds, Alan L.; Sauder, Adrienne E. – Roeper Review, 2014
Researchers have largely ignored students' creative works as a source of insight into their everyday experiences. This study is a hermeneutic analysis of 23 works written by talented writers on the topic of academics. The findings include depictions of students as detached from their teachers and their curriculum. In these stories and poems,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Creative Writing, Writing (Composition)
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Andersen, Lori; Cross, Tracy L. – Roeper Review, 2014
Expectancy-value motivation profiles were identified in a sample of US ninth-grade students in 2009 (n = 19,259) using latent profile analysis. Of four distinct profiles, two were high, one typical, and one low in math and in science. In each area, the two high profiles were distinguished by (1) high self-efficacy with lower utility value and (2)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude, Motivation
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Hong, Eunsook; Peng, Yun; O'Neil, Harold F., Jr. – Roeper Review, 2014
This study examined relationships between five personal traits and adolescents' creative activities and accomplishments in five domains--music, visual arts, creative writing, science, and technology. Participants were 439 tenth graders (220 males and 219 females) in China. The relationships were examined using confirmatory factor analysis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Personality Traits, Creative Activities
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Dittrich, Ellen – Roeper Review, 2014
This article investigates downgrading from the highest level of secondary education in The Netherlands. "Downgrading" is defined as continuation of secondary education at a lower level. We conduct a longitudinal case study of downgrading in the first 3 years of a secondary school. Univariate and multivariate statistical analyses are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Gifted, Secondary School Students
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Villatte, Aude; Courtinat-Camps, Amélie; de Léonardis, Myriam – Roeper Review, 2014
This study sought comprehension of several specifics concerning the self-concept of gifted high school students in France. Eighty-four gifted high school students (IQ = 130) between the ages of 13 and 18 were matched with 84 nongifted high school students possessing the same gender, family background, and academic characteristics. Each of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classification, Self Concept, Adolescents
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Rollins, Marlon R.; Cross, Tracy L. – Roeper Review, 2014
This discourse is the qualitative component of a mixed-methods study that examined how students were psychologically affected while attending a 2-year residential high school (Academy) in the Midwest. This aspect of the study focused on the emic perspective of nine students using a phenomenological-type approach. To that end, interviews were…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Residential Schools, Phenomenology, Interviews
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Fraleigh-Lohrfink, Kimberly J.; Schneider, M. Victoria; Whittington, Dawayne; Feinberg, Andrew P. – Roeper Review, 2013
Underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been a growing concern. Efforts to ameliorate this have often been directed at college-level enrichment. However, mentoring in the sciences at a high-school age level may have a greater impact on career choices. The Center Scholars…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Academically Gifted, High School Students
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