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ERIC Number: EJ893885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Multigenerational Giftedness: Perceptions of Giftedness across Three Generations
Perrone, Kristin M.; Ksiazak, Tracy M.; Wright, Stephen L.; Vannatter, Aarika; Crane, Amy L.; Tanney, Angela
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v33 n4 p606-627 Oct 2010
The focus of this study was on gifted adults' perceptions of multigenerational giftedness in their families. Participants have been surveyed annually since their high school graduation in 1988. The purpose of the longitudinal study is to gain insight into the career and life development of gifted individuals post-high school. For the present follow-up study, data were collected via the Internet and mailed surveys and analyzed by a 5-member research team. Participants reported their perceptions of whether or not their parents and children were gifted and the areas of giftedness. The number of participants who perceived both parents to be gifted was roughly equal to those stating that neither parent was gifted. Areas of perceived giftedness differed between mothers and fathers. The majority of participants identified at least one of their children as gifted. Specific areas of giftedness perceived in participants' children and parents are described. Implications of the findings are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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