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ERIC Number: ED152042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 17
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The Relationship of Self-Concept and IQ to Gifted Students' Expressed Need for Structure.
Glenn, Peggy Guffin
Compared were the structure needs (defined as assistance, advice, and approval required by a student to complete a task to his own satisfaction) of 27 gifted and 17 average elementary age students in completing an author designed, individually administered task. Structure needs were also analyzed relative to the IQ levels and self concepts of the gifted students. Structure needs were divided into two parts: task structure needs, which measured the amount of adult assistance the student required in making decisions; and environmental structure needs, which measured the amount of advice or approval the student required while completing the task. Gifted students were found to have lower task structure needs than the average student. No difference was found in environmental structure needs between average and gifted groups. Among the gifted students, task structure needs were found to be negatively correlated with IQ and environmental structure needs to be negatively correlated with self concepts. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 1978)