ERIC Number: ED037877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Rates of Gifted and Regular Elementary School Children. National Association for Gifted Children Monograph.
Duncan, Ann Dell Warren
To determine whether gifted children are faster than average students on all behaviors sampled or only on academic subjects, 46 gifted and 30 average children were tested. The time rates for tapping, walking, reading, answering, and calculating were determined. All children were from grades 4 through 6; median IQ of the gifted was 138, and for the average 110. The results were that some gifted rates were similar to the average performance, but generally the gifted performed significantly faster on both academic and non-academic behaviors. Also the higher the grade level the faster the behavior, and the correlations between academic rates and achievement scores, non-academic rates, and intelligence test scores are all beyond the .005 level of significance. The conclusion is that study should be made to determine whether accelerating behavior rates could increase abilities and giftedness. (JM)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Bureau of Child Research.