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ERIC Number: ED509403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
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Comparing Adult Longitudinal Studies of Productivity for Gifted American from Different Eras (1954 and 2009)
Campbell, James Reed; Feng, Annie Xuemei
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
In the 1950s Terman summarized the results of his longitudinal study of the gifted and compared the "life success" of the 150 most successful men (Group A) with the 150 least successful men (Group C) at the midpoint of their careers (age 30). The objective of this article is to replicate the original Terman work with a modern sample of the most successful (Group A) and least successful (Group C) American Academic Olympians (N=190). The most successful adult Olympians were found to have parents that supplied a "Conducive Home Atmosphere" when they were growing up and were not hampered by a lack of motivation. We present implications of this study for today's schools and for parents of the gifted. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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