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ERIC Number: EJ781396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
Patterns of Overexcitabilities in Identified Gifted Students and their Parents: A Hierarchical Model
Tieso, Carol L.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v51 n1 p11-22 2007
The purpose of this study is to examine the underlying construct of overexcitabilities (OEs) and to identify individual- and family-level factors that may explain gifted students' patterns of OEs. Data are collected from a convenience sample of identified gifted students (N = 143) and their parents (N = 161) using a Likert-type questionnaire, the Overexcitabilities Questionnaire II, developed to measure levels of the five intensities of the OEs. Multivariate and univariate analyses of variance and hierarchical linear modeling are used to differentiate between gender and age groups and to explain between- and within-group variance on the five subscales of the OEs: Psychomotor, Intellectual, Imaginational, Sensual, and Emotional. Results suggest that there were significant differences between gender and age groups and that most of the variance among students on the OEs was explained by family membership. This study represents an important step in our understanding of affective characteristics of giftedness and creativity. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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