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ERIC Number: ED214713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-27
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted Navajo Students as Correlated with Intellectual Ability and Creativity.
Julien, Paul Daniel; Ostertag, Bruce Andrew
The Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities (SOI-LA) Test was administered to 244 Navajo students (second through eighth grades) at Leupp Boarding School in northern Arizona to determine behavioral characteristics in regard to intellectual and creative ability. Comparison of SOI-LA test scores of Leupp students with norm scores revealed 54 of the 244 students scored in the gifted range in 3 or more subtests (memory scores were highest consistently for all 24 subtests). Teachers completed the Scale for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS) for 100 of 244 students in order to correlate behavioral characteristics to creative thinking and intellectual abilities. Comparison of SOI-LA and SRBCSS results revealed low positive to negative correlation with behavioral characteristics and a greater number of significant correlations for any intellectual ability with all behaviors. Grade level made a difference in intellectual and creative ability (second grade had twice the number of significant correlations than other grades). Sex also showed a difference in number and type of correlations (girls had 79% more correlations between intellectual or creative abilities and behavioral characteristics than boys). One of four recommendations made is for development of a comprehensive training program for teachers to identify gifted Navajos. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Leupp Boarding School AZ; Navajo (Nation)