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ERIC Number: EJ1090758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Accepting a Scholarly Identity: Gifted Students, Academic Crowd Membership, and Identification with School
Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Bugaj, Stephen J.; Mammadov, Sakhavat
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v39 n1 p23-48 Mar 2016
This study examined identification with school among middle school students and its relationship with academic crowd membership, a public expression of one's academic orientation. Of the 127 Grade 6 to 8 students in the sample, 55 reported participation in a gifted program; 44% of these gifted students did not claim affiliation with the academic crowd. There was a positive correlation between identification with school and the importance placed on membership for students in the academic crowd, both gifted and nongifted. The California Bully Victimization Scale was used to determine that no group was more likely to have been victimized. Cluster analysis of crowd memberships indicated that gifted students not in the academic crowd had few other crowd memberships, suggesting that middle school may be an important time to encourage a willingness to be viewed by peers as academically oriented through promoting identification with school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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