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ERIC Number: ED141735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The School Adjustment of Adolescents with Average Intellectual Ability in a High Ability Suburban School District.
Skipper, Charles E.
Subjects were ninth graders in a highly competitive midwestern suburban school. All subjects had attended school in the district for their entire education. The "average" group of 49 students was compared with the "high ability" group of 124 students. Results were analyzed to determine whether differences were statistically significant. It was found that a competitive, suburban school environment with a large population of highly intelligent students has an adverse effect on the school adjustment of average ability students. Average ability females had poorer attitudes toward school, both males and females had poorer study habits, females had greater absences, and both average ability males and females were lower than a comparison group in reading and mathematics achievement. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, 1976)