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ERIC Number: EJ917069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Giftedness and Subjective Well-Being: A Study with Adults
Wirthwein, Linda; Rost, Detlef H.
Learning and Individual Differences, v21 n2 p182-186 Apr 2011
Studies on the well-being of gifted adults are rare, and the available studies are often limited by methodological shortcomings. In a longitudinal project 101 intellectually gifted adults (mean IQ = 136) were compared to 91 adults of average intelligence (mean IQ = 103). Subjective well-being was operationalized by positive and negative affectivity, general life satisfaction and satisfaction with life in specific domains (work, spouse/partner, self and friends, health, and leisure). Gifted and nongifted respondents did not differ statistically significantly in any of the components of subjective well-being. However, gifted adults reported somewhat lower satisfaction with the domain of leisure (d=-0.28). In the gifted group satisfaction with the domain of work accounted for a statistically significant amount of the variance in the criterion of general life satisfaction; in the nongifted group both work and self and friends were relevant. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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