ERIC Number: EJ929833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Gifted Adolescents' Overexcitabilities and Self-Concepts: "An Analysis of Gender and Grade Level"
Gross, Candace M.; Rinn, Anne N.; Jamieson, Kelly M.
Roeper Review, v29 n4 p240-248 2007
The current study examined the relationship between gifted adolescents' overexcitabilities and self-concept, while also exploring gender and grade-level differences in overexcitabilities. Participants included 248 gifted adolescents who had completed the sixth through tenth grade during the previous academic year. Overexcitabllities were measured using the Overexcitabilities Questionnaire-Two (Falk, Lind, Miller, Piechowski, & Silverman, 1999). Multiple facets of self-concept were measured using the Self Description Questionnaire II (Marsh, 1990). Females reported higher sensual, imaginational, and emotional overexcitability subscale scores than males. Grade-level differences were found for intellectual overexcitability. There were no gender or grade level differences for psychomotor overexcitability. Results indicate multiple relationships between overexcitabilities, self-concept, and grade level. Conclusions and implications are discussed. (Contains 7 tables and 2 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Gifted, Adolescents, Self Concept, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Summer Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire