ERIC Number: ED464101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Achievement: An Exploration of Parental Influences on Gifted and Talented Females from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds.
Henderson, Mary Elizabeth
This study explored parental influences on the achievement of eight gifted and talented adult women from culturally diverse backgrounds. Qualitative methodology was used to conduct the study. The past experiences of the female participants were examined in light of the components that shaped their behaviors and choices to produce achievement outcomes. The major theme was the determination of the parental influences that participants believed helped them achieve successfully during their early childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Data show that parents of these participants had high expectations and provided support and frequent words of encouragement along with continual guidance. Recommendations for practice and suggestions for further research are also included. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).