ERIC Number: ED217616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Emotional Stability of Gifted Children as Estimated by Chronic Anxiety Levels.
Reynolds, Cecil R.; Bradley, Michael
The study evaluated the emotional stability of 465 children (grades 2 through 12) in special education programs for the gifted compared to that of 329 children attending regular classroom programs. Two anxiety scales were used in the study: the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale and the Trait Scale of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children. The gifted sample consistently displayed lower levels of anxiety than their nongifted peers. It is concluded that, if heightened anxiety levels are indicators of emotional difficulties, the gifted sample demonstrates a higher level of general emotional mental health than their nongifted peers. A table with statistical data is included. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Austin, TX, February, 1982).