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ERIC Number: EJ810678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Gender Differences in Gifted Adolescents' Math/Verbal Self-Concepts and Math/Verbal Achievement: Implications for the STEM Fields
Rinn, Anne N.; McQueen, Kand S.; Clark, Gina L.; Rumsey, Jessica L.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v32 n1 p34-53 2008
The current study investigated the gender differences of gifted adolescents' math/verbal self-concept and math/verbal ability by examining the Internal/External Frame of Reference Model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986). The sample consisted of 181 gifted adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Gifted adolescents' math/verbal ability was measured using their SAT/ACT scores, and math/verbal self-concepts were measured by the Mathematics and Verbal subscales of the Self Description Questionnaire II (SDQ II; Marsh, 1990). Using path analysis, results partially support the I/E model, although no gender differences with regard to the I/E model were found. Implications with regard to the STEM fields are discussed. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test); Self Description Questionnaire