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ERIC Number: EJ1148589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Labour Disputes of Gifted Employees
van der Waal, Ido; Nauta, Noks; Lindhout, Rebecca
Gifted and Talented International, v28 n1-2 p163-172 2013
This article describes a study on labour disputes of gifted people. Fifty-five gifted people, who have had one or more labour disputes, which resulted in their staying at home and filling out an online survey. Face-to-face interviews were held with seven respondents with more than two labour disputes. In this article, we describe the results of the interviews. There were two major differences between gifted people's conflicts and those of the non-gifted. First, for the gifted people, the source of the conflict was a matter of job discontentment and/or unwelcomed open criticism about processes within the organisation. They saw what went wrong and talked about it. Second, the conflict developed over a long period of time in a more rational and non-emotional manner, comparable to the qualities of a cold conflict. Many respondents saw a clear relationship between their giftedness and their dispute(s) at work. More investigation is needed in order to compare these results to the results of non-gifted people and to further explore the relationship between giftedness and labour disputes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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