ERIC Number: EJ1069470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Social-Perspective Coordination and Gifted Adolescents' Friendship Quality
Masden, Catherine A.; Leung, Olivia N.; Shore, Bruce M.; Schneider, Barry H.; Udvari, Stephen J.
High Ability Studies, v26 n1 p3-38 2015
This research examined links among academic ability, social-perspective coordination, and friendship quality, within the context of gifted adolescents' friendships. The sample consisted of 120 early adolescents (59 girls, 61 boys), 81 of whom were identified as gifted. Academic ability, sex, and grade significantly predicted social-perspective coordination (an indicator of psychosocial maturity) in multiple regression analyses. Social-perspective coordination, perceptions (self-concept) of ability to make and keep friends, academic ability, sex, and grade predicted perceptions of the overall quality of friendships. Being a female, seventh grader, or adolescent not identified as gifted, significantly predicted higher friendship quality. Social-perspective coordination and self-concept based on having a close friend predicted higher levels of friendship quality for the gifted participants.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Friendship, Adolescents, Social Development, Academic Ability, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Predictor Variables, Maturity (Individuals), Perspective Taking, Peer Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Adjustment (to Environment), Social Behavior, Social Cognition, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8, Secondary School Students, Correlation, Interviews, Questionnaires, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Adolescents
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