ERIC Number: EJ1019583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Concept, School Satisfaction, and Other Selected Correlates of Subjective Well-Being for Advanced High School Learners Enrolled in Two Challenging Academic Settings
Robertson, Janice C.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v36 n4 p461-486 Dec 2013
Global self-concept, freedom from anxiety, happiness, popularity, and school satisfaction were examined for 224 partial-day Governor's School students attending public Governor's Schools as well as classes in their home high schools, and 56 students taking advanced classes in regular high schools. On average, self-concept appeared adequate to strong, and the two groups were similar in self-esteem. However, in the regular school setting, academic self-perception was stronger for the Governor's School group. On average, females in the total sample had lower freedom from anxiety scores than the males, and more expressed frequent worry than a comparison standardization group. The Governor's School students expressed more positive attitudes toward the Governor's Schools than toward their home high schools, although their academic self-perception was lower in the Governor's Schools than in their home schools. They also, on average, were more satisfied with the Governor's Schools than the regular high school advanced students were with their schools.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Gender Differences, Anxiety, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Life Satisfaction, Peer Acceptance, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Special Schools, Special Classes, Advanced Placement Programs, Measures (Individuals), Rating Scales, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale
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