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ERIC Number: EJ871029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
An Examination of Paternal Influence on High-Achieving Gifted Males
Hebert, Thomas P.; Pagnani, Alexander R.; Hammond, Daniel R.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v33 n2 p241-274 Win 2009
The challenges facing contemporary boys are complex, highlighting the importance of positive paternal influence for young men to achieve success. This study examines the father-son relationships of 10 prominent gifted men of achievement to identify factors influencing talent development. Through biographical analysis, 6 significant themes were identified: unconditional belief in son, strong work ethic, encouragement and guidance, maintaining high expectations and fostering determination, pride in son's accomplishments, and mutual admiration and respect. Implications for parents and educators of high-achieving gifted males are discussed. (Contains 1 table)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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