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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
This study examines the problem of underachievement among gifted high school students. Low achievers were compared to high and moderate achievers on their motivation, self-regulation, and attitudes toward their school and teachers. Participants were all highly able students from grades 10 and 11 in an academically selective gifted high school in…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Abbott-Chapman, Joan; Denholm, Carey; Wyld, Colin – Journal of Youth Studies, 2008
A large-scale study conducted in Tasmania, Australia, of teenage risk-taking across 26 potentially harmful risk activities has examined a range of factors that encourage or inhibit risk-taking. Among these factors, the degree of social and professional support the teenage students say they would access for personal, study or health problems has…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Comparative Analysis