ERIC Number: EJ760659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Perceived Multiple Intelligences among Male and Female Chinese Gifted Students in Hong Kong: The Structure of the Student Multiple Intelligences Profile
Chan, David W.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v50 n4 p325-338 Fall 2006
This study examined the structure of perceived multiple intelligences of 1,464 Chinese gifted students using the Student Multiple Intelligences Profile. To evaluate whether perceived multiple intelligences could be applied adequately across boys and girls, a model hypothesizing different degrees of equivalence across the two gender groups was tested using multigroup confirmatory factor analysis. The results indicated that the structure of perceived multiple intelligences, which included the number and nature of dimensions, as well as the structural relationships among the 8 intelligences assessed, was largely similar for boys and girls. Subsequent second-order confirmatory factor analyses separately conducted for boys and for girls suggested that both boys and girls might perceive the 8 intelligences as falling into either the broad category of personal intelligences or one of the nonpersonal intelligences. Implications of the findings including subtle differences in the perceived strengths on the 8 individual intelligences by boys and girls are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Multiple Intelligences, Gender Differences, Factor Analysis, Academically Gifted, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong