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McCoach, D. Betsy; Siegle, Del; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
Much has been written about the relationship of giftedness and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as the relationship between ADHD and underachievement. The present study examined whether students who were identified as gifted underachievers were more likely to manifest symptoms of ADHD, as measured by the ADHD-IV. Over half…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Underachievement, Incidence
Almukhambetova, Ainur; Hernández-Torrano, Daniel – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
Successful transition from school to university is essential for the academic success of any student. Gifted students might encounter unique challenges due to their characteristics, and there is an evidence that a failure to adjust to the demands of university environment has a negative effect on gifted students' academic performance, leading to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Underachievement, Student Adjustment, Self Determination
Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Calvert, Eric – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
Underachievement of gifted students has been a great concern for the field of gifted education. The current study reviewed 14 recent empirical studies concerning the effectiveness of underachievement interventions on gifted students' achievement outcomes and psychosocial outcomes. Overall, there was no evidence that underachievement interventions…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, Grades (Scholastic), Intervention
Desmet, Ophélie Allyssa; Pereira, Nielsen; Peterson, Jean S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
In this multiple-narrative inquiry, we examined the narratives of four underachieving gifted girls to identify aspects that appear to have contributed to the onset, development, and resolution of academic underachievement. We found that academic achievement was disrupted when the participants experienced a sudden increase in curricular demands…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, Females, Self Concept
Fong, Carlton J.; Kremer, Kristen P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
Students' academic underachievement, defined as discrepancies between ability and academic performance, is a widespread problem leading to many negative consequences. Our study examines high school students' math underachievement, its motivational antecedents, and its impact on future math achievement, college attendance, and STEM (science,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Underachievement, High School Students, College Attendance
Smith, Kendal N.; Lamb, Kristen N.; Henson, Robin K. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is a statistical method used to examine group differences on multiple outcomes. This article reports results of a review of MANOVA in gifted education journals between 2011 and 2017 (N = 56). Findings suggest a number of conceptual and procedural misunderstandings about the nature of MANOVA and its…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Educational Research
O'Brennan, Lindsey M.; Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Dedrick, Robert F.; Parker, Janise S.; Lee, Jon S.; Ferron, John M.; Hanks, Camille – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
High school students in accelerated classes face heightened school-related stressors but have access to few specialized supports. This article describes the development and initial application of the Motivation, Assessment, and Planning (MAP) intervention, developed to meet the needs of freshmen in Advanced Placement (AP) and International…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, Acceleration (Education), Intervention
Maddocks, Danika L. S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
It is important to identify cognitive and achievement characteristics that differentiate students who are twice exceptional because they are gifted and have a learning disability (2e-LD) from gifted and average ability peers because this information informs empirically-based identification and support systems for this population. In this study, I…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted
Huang, Francis L. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is a statistical procedure commonly used in fields such as education and psychology. However, MANOVA's popularity may actually be for the wrong reasons. The large majority of published research using MANOVA focus on univariate research questions rather than on the multivariate questions that MANOVA is…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Statistical Analysis
Sureda Garcia, Inmaculada; López Penádes, Raül; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Rosabel; Sureda Negre, Jaume – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
The present article analyzed whether there are differences between gifted and nongifted teenagers in relation to cyberbullying (either as aggressor or victim) and to Internet addiction (in both the intrapersonal and interpersonal dimensions). Furthermore, the existing relationships between cyberbullying and Internet addiction were explored in a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Addictive Behavior
Chen, Xinjie; Fan, Xitao; Wu, Joseph; Cheung, Hoi Yan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
From the perspective of positive psychology, this study examined the variables in four domains of personal resources under the broaden-and-build theory concerning their relationships with suicidal cognition among academically gifted students. A total of 386 academically gifted secondary school students in China participated in the study. First,…
Descriptors: Suicide, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
LeBeau, Brandon; Assouline, Susan G.; Mahatmya, Duhita; Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ann – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
This study investigated the application of item response theory (IRT) to expand the range of ability estimates for gifted (hereinafter referred to as high-achieving) students' performance on an above-level test. Using a sample of fourth- to sixth-grade high-achieving students (N = 1,893), we conducted a study to compare estimates from two…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Theory, Academically Gifted, High Achievement
Carman, Carol A.; Walther, Christine A. P.; Bartsch, Robert A. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2020
The two most commonly used nonverbal tests for gifted identification, the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) nonverbal battery, have not been compared in their newer versions to explore the effects of their use on the identification of underserved populations. Additionally, the effects of the use of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Cognitive Ability, Nonverbal Ability
Hébert, Thomas P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The development of leadership talent in a gifted individual was the focus of this 15-year longitudinal case study. Four major themes explained the development of his leadership talent. Crucial family factors and support served as a foundation for his psychosocial development and contributed significantly to his talents as a leader. Emotional…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities
Potts, Jessica Alison – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The intent of this case study is to understand profoundly gifted students' perceptions of virtual programs. The participants for this study were five profoundly gifted students who were enrolled in a fully virtual writing course hosted by a school that serves the profoundly gifted population. The researcher gathered data via asynchronous focus…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Virtual Classrooms
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