Saturday, August 4, 2007

Lit Review 11

Title: Feelings and attitudes of gifted students
Authors: Tiffany Field, Jeff Harding, Regins Yando, Ketty Gonzalez, David Lasko, and Debra Bendell, et al.
Methodology: study of 224 high school freshmen
62 were gifted, with IQ's of 132 or above
162 non-gifted
What data is being collected: multiple interviews with all students over a school year

Authors' conclusions/implications:
The gifted see themselves as more intimate with friends, assuming fewer family responsibilities and taking more risks. They see themselves as socially precocious. They feel the same as or better than their peers about their academic and social skills.

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