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McClarty, Katie Larsen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2015
Research has repeatedly demonstrated the positive effects of acceleration for gifted and talented students. This study expands the literature by not only evaluating the impact of early grade skipping on high school and college outcomes but also examining the role of postacceleration opportunities on subsequent performance. Using a representative…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment
Sayler, Micheal F.; Boazman, Janette; Natesan, Prathiba; Periathiruvadi, Sita – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2015
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Personal Well-being Index for Adults (PWI-A), a measure of subjective well-being. The study used data from 533 high-ability American college students: honors students and participants in an early college entrance program. In earlier studies using the PWI-A, the instrument appeared to show…
Descriptors: Well Being, Academically Gifted, College Students, Psychometrics
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Siegle, Del; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Mitchell, Melissa S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Academic motivation is important for students' task persistence, academic performance, and college selection. The goal of this qualitative study was to understand academic motivation from the students' perspective. Focus group discussions with 28 university honors freshman revealed that students most often attributed their interest and motivation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen
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Wilson, Hope E.; Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Little, Catherine A.; Reis, Sally M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Academic self-concept predicts students' future goals and is affected by a student's relative success compared with his or her peer group. This exploratory study used structural equation modeling to examine the contributions of the perceived level of difficulty of the curriculum, in addition to the contributions of social comparison and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Academic Ability, Structural Equation Models
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Heilbronner, Nancy N. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
In previous decades, researchers have identified a gender gap in the careers and academic achievement of men and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Recently, it has been suggested that some of these gender gaps no longer exist; however, the picture is more nuanced, for women are represented well in some STEM fields…
Descriptors: Talent, Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Engineering
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
Using the off-level test scores of more than 250,000 students who participated in talent search testing from 2000 to 2008, this study examined if previously reported gender differences in students' performances in math versus verbal areas as well as the reported ratios of males and females for specific scoring levels still existed across years.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Income, Females, Talent