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ERIC Number: EJ949788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Major Life Decisions of Gifted Adults in Relation to Overall Life Satisfaction
Perrone-McGovern, Kristin M.; Ksiazak, Tracy M.; Wright, Stephen L.; Vannatter, Aarika; Hyatt, Claudine C.; Shepler, Dustin; Perrone, Philip A.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v34 n6 p817-838 Dec 2011
In this study, major life decisions of gifted adults were examined in relation to life satisfaction. Participants were 57 gifted adults who have been participating in a longitudinal study over the last two decades. Qualitative data were collected via written and online surveys, and were analyzed by a research team using phenomenological, postpositivist, consensus-seeking methods. Participants' decisions were categorized according to their developmental stage at the time of the decision. Their perspectives regarding major life decisions, life satisfaction, career, romantic relationships, family relationships, and personal well-being are described and discussed in relation to existing knowledge and literature on gifted adults. Suggestions for counselors and educators are provided, based on the findings of this study. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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