ERIC Number: ED022298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
The Gifted Group at Mid-Life; Thirty-Five Years' Follow-Up of the Superior Child. Genetic Studies of Genius, Volume V.
Terman, Lewis M., Ed.
The 35 years' followup of the Terman investigation on the gifted child is presented. In order to describe the gifted group of mid-life, a general information blank was mailed in 1950 (1,437 subjects) and in 1955 (1,424 subjects). The field study, completed in 1952, included personal interviews, the Concept Mastery Test, supplementary questionnaires of subject and spouse, and testing of offspring. Results for 97.5% of the subjects include the following: intelligence increased significantly from 1939 to 1952 (p .001); 85% of the group went to college and nearly 70% graduated; two-thirds of the men and three-fifths of the women did graduate work; on the Minnesota Occupational Scale, all subjects were in the first five of the seven groups and 86% were in the first two (professional and executive); and one-half of the women were housewives but many contributed to community and civic activities. The marriage rate and personal adjustment were average for the population. Other results are given for mortality, health, avocational interests, political and social attitudes, marriage, divorce, income, and offspring. Sixty-one tables are provided. The appendixes include the forms used and a 45-item bibliography. (SN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior, Demography, Educational Background, Exceptional Child Research, Family (Sociological Unit), Followup Studies, Gifted, Health, Intellectual Development, Interests, Occupations, Participant Characteristics, Personality, Political Attitudes, Recreation, Social Attitudes
Stanford University Press, Stanford, California 94305 ($5.50).
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