ERIC Number: EJ879957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Comparing Overexcitabilities of Gifted and Non-Gifted School Children in Hong Kong: Does Culture Make a Difference?
Siu, Angela F. Y.
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v30 n1 p71-83 Mar 2010
Overexcitabilities (OEs) are ways that an individual experiences the world and can be understood as channels of information flow. The current study examined the profile of OEs among a group of Hong Kong children. Participants included 229 non-gifted and 217 gifted children. OEs were measured using the Overexcitability Questionnaire II. Results indicated that there were differences between the gifted and the non-gifted groups in all OE subscales. Gender differences were also identified. Females, in both gifted and non-gifted groups, have a significantly higher score in "Emotional" OE when compared to males. In addition, gifted females also scored significantly higher than their male counterparts in "Sensual" OE. Results of this study were compared to a group of American children (based on C.L. Tieso's work on overexcitabilities in 2007). The implications and limitations of this study are presented. (Contains 5 tables.)
Descriptors: Gifted, Females, Profiles, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Questionnaires, Measures (Individuals), Scores, Comparative Analysis, Psychometrics, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong