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ERIC Number: EJ820054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
National Academic Award Winners over Time: Their Family Situation, Education and Interpersonal Relations
Sekowski, Andrzej; Siekanska, Malgorzata
High Ability Studies, v19 n2 p155-171 Dec 2008
The article presents the results of a study focusing on the family situation, education and interpersonal relations of adults (26-35 years old) who in their adolescence (16-19 years old) displayed exceptional giftedness. One group of those surveyed were national academic award winners (90). The control group consisted of 90 people of no outstanding academic achievement. The research found many differences between these two groups, both in the family situation and in interpersonal relations. High achievers were raised in families of higher social and professional status, and almost 72.2% of them decided to continue their academic career after they had graduated from university. The national academic award winners showed higher scores in shyness and lower scores in sociability in interpersonal relations. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland