ERIC Number: EJ698320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 22
The Relationship Between Thinking Styles And Scientific Giftedness In Korea
Park, Soo-Kyong; Park, Kyung-Hee; Choe, Ho-Seong
Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, v16 n2-3 p87-97 Win-Spr 2005
This study investigated the thinking styles of Korean gifted students in Korea and examined whether thinking styles based on the theory of mental self-government could predict scientific giftedness based on Korean people?s implicit concepts. Participants were 179 students from the two science high schools and 176 students from the general high schools in Korea. Participants responded to the Thinking Styles Inventory (Sternberg & Wagner, 1992) and Scientific Giftedness Inventory (Shim & Kim, 2003). Results indicated that Korean gifted students had higher scores than nongifted students in all factors, including scientific accomplishment, leadership, creativity, morality, motivation, and cognitive experimentalism. In addition, Korean gifted students prefered the legislative, judicial, anarchic, global, external, and liberal styles, whereas Korean nongifted students prefered the executive, oligarchic, and conservative styles. Results from the stepwise multiple regression analysis procedures indicated that the subscales of thinking styles could be significant predictors of scientific giftedness.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, High Schools, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academically Gifted, Cognitive Style
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea