ERIC Number: EJ697274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Family Environment and Talent Development of Chinese Gifted Students in Hong Kong
Chan, David W.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v49 n3 p211 Sum 2005
This study assessed the self-perceptions of 432 gifted students regarding their family environments and their talent areas. Family environmental variables included parental expectations to achieve, parents' encouragement to be independent, and family cohesion. Talent areas included academic skills, creativity, and leadership. The conjectures that academic achievement could be enhanced by parental expectations, as well as family cohesion, and that creativity could be enhanced by encouragement to be independent were not fully supported by the regression analyses. However, family environmental variables did predict students' perceived talent areas, especially in leadership, and family cohesion was the consistent significant predictor. Implications of the findings are discussed with reference to cross-cultural research, but caution needs to be exercised in the interpretation of these results, as data were collected only on student perceptions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Family Environment, Talent Development, Talent, Creativity, Academically Gifted, Academic Achievement
National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036. Web site: http://www.nagc.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong