ERIC Number: ED188416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Rural Delinquency Proneness: Its Relationship to Giftedness, Environmental Support and Environmental Availability.
King, Margot Lagesen
To understand the limitations and effects of the environment on gifted and rural youth, both delinquent prone and nondelinquent prone, a study was designed to measure 95 gifted sixth graders' perceptions of their environmental support and environmental availability (availability of activities in which students were interested). To investigate the various relationships between degree of giftedness, degree of environmental availability, and degree of environmental support, a three dimensional model was built. Among conclusions were that: students who were perceived as highly gifted and nondelinquent prone perceived much more support than the low gifted and delinquent prone students; as students perceived environmental support, delinquency proneness went down; and leadership giftedness was perceived by two extremes of gifted students, students perceived as highly gifted by peers and teachers or students perceived as low gifted and the more delinquent prone. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for Gifted Children, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session A-3).