ERIC Number: EJ575368
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Evidence of Language Problems in Underachieving Gifted Adolescents: Implications for Assessment.
Hayes, Phebe A.; Norris, Janet; Flaitz, James R.
Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, v9 n4 p179-94 Sum 1998
This study analyzed spoken narratives of 10 high-achieving and 10 under-achieving gifted adolescents. Results suggested that language problems are common in underachievers. Variables contributing most to differences were number of complete episodes produced, number of statements referring to characters' internal states, reactions of characters to outcomes, inclusion of a story ending, and number of complex grammatical sentences. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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