ERIC Number: EJ841863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
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A Canonical Correlation Analysis of the Influence of Social Comparison, Gender, and Grade Level on the Multidimensional Self-Concepts of Gifted Adolescents
Rinn, Anne N.; Jamieson, Kelly M.; Gross, Candace M.; McQueen, Kand S.
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v12 n2 p251-269 Jun 2009
This study examines the effects of social comparison, gender, and grade level on gifted adolescents' multidimensional self-concept. Participants include 248 gifted adolescents who had completed the sixth through tenth grade during the previous academic year. Multidimensional self-concept was measured using the Self Description Questionnaire II (Marsh, Self description questionnaire (SDQ) II: manual, 1990) and social comparison levels were assessed through the use of the Iowa-Netherlands Comparison Orientation Measure (Gibbons and Buunk, "J Pers Soc Psychol" 76: 129-142, 1999). Results indicate that social comparison and grade level influence the emotional stability and physical attractiveness self-concepts. Gender influences the physical ability, emotional stability, verbal, and parent relations self-concepts. Conclusions and implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Age Differences, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Social Environment, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire