ERIC Number: EJ1069480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Coping and Self-Concept among Young Gifted Students in Ireland and the United States: A Cross-Cultural Study
Cross, Jennifer Riedl; O'Reilly, Colm; Kim, Mihyeon; Mammadov, Sakhavat; Cross, Tracy L.
High Ability Studies, v26 n1 p39-61 2015
Social coping and self-concept were explored among Irish (n = 115) and American (n = 134) grades 3-8 students. Denying one's giftedness or the impact it has on peer relationships were associated with poor self-concept in both samples. Among Irish students, denying giftedness was associated with more positive self-concept when paired with a high activity level. Engaging in many activities in the US sample and helping one's peers in the Irish sample were positive predictors of academic self-concept. Findings suggest young gifted students may benefit from learning more about their exceptional abilities and their impact on peers. They should also be encouraged to engage in extracurricular activities and find ways to use their exceptional abilities to support their peers.
Descriptors: Coping, Self Concept, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Predictor Variables, Multivariate Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire