ERIC Number: EJ1086659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
The Psychological Well-Being of Early Identified Gifted Children
Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; van Hooijdonk, Mare; Van Viersen, Sietske; Middel-Lalleman, Marieke M. N.; Reijnders, Julièt J. W.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v60 n1 p16-30 Jan 2016
This study examined the psychological well-being of gifted primary school children. From a screening sample of 233 children in Grades 1 and 2 across five schools in the Netherlands, 35 children achieving high scores on two out of three selection criteria (teacher nomination, creativity, and nonverbal reasoning ability) and 34 typically developing children were selected to participate in the study. Combinations of grouping criteria were used to create different subsamples within the gifted sample. In general, the differences in well-being between the gifted and the comparison group were relatively small, although the gifted children experienced lower self-worth and social acceptance. In contrast, within the sample of gifted children, some differences were found between selected subgroups. Highly creative gifted children experienced lower feelings of well-being than less creative gifted children, while the reverse was true for children who were nominated by their teacher. Additionally, high-performing gifted children showed higher psychological well-being than underachievers.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Ability, Talent Identification, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept, Social Influences, Creativity, High Achievement, Underachievement, Check Lists, Intelligence Quotient, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Tests, Self Concept Measures, Children, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices; Self Perception Profile for Children