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ERIC Number: EJ770879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
Resources and Commitment as Critical Factors in the Development of "Gifted" Athletes
Baker, Joseph; Cote, Jean
High Ability Studies, v14 n2 p139-140 Dec 2003
Several sport-specific talent detection models have been developed over the last 30 years (Durand-Bush & Salmela, 2001). However, these models have failed in at least one important standard of judgment--accurately predicting who will develop into an elite level athlete. The authors believe that the WICS model presented by Robert Sternberg also fails to meet this challenge. They agree that the concepts presented in the WICS model are important factors in explaining giftedness across a wide range of domains; however, evaluating a person's wisdom, intelligence, and creativity as the sole indicators of "giftedness" is problematic because this approach does not consider two more significant factors in attaining high achievement: access to essential resources and commitment. They suggest that further development is required before the WICS model can be seen as a model of giftedness that can be applied to sport.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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