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Sarmento, Hugo; Araújo, Duarte – High Ability Studies, 2021
This study investigates the factors driving football players with identical training experience and genetics to have dramatically different career paths. We studied two paired cases from a pool of 32 talented U-20 players who were twice World Champions. The first paired case is a set of monozygotic twins that played football for exactly the same…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Case Studies, Athletes, Team Sports
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Cross, Tracy L.; Cross, Jennifer Riedl – High Ability Studies, 2021
Some students with gifts and talents (SWGT) are among the thousands of youths who die by suicide every year, although there is no way to know how many. Research indicates they are not more likely to engage in suicidal behaviors than other students. They do have unique risk and protective factors, however. Risk factors can accumulate to outweigh…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Suicide, At Risk Students, Psychological Patterns
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De Bondt, Niki; De Maeyer, Sven; Donche, Vincent; Van Petegem, Peter – High Ability Studies, 2021
The aim of this study is to provide -- first theoretically and, subsequently, through an empirical analysis -- a rationale for including the concept of overexcitability in talent research, beyond the five-factor model personality traits. Moreover, the empirical part of this study makes use of an innovative statistical method to address the problem…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Talent, Research, Gifted
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Palacios Gonzalez, Paloma; Jung, Jae Yup – High Ability Studies, 2021
This study investigated the predictors of attitudes toward acceleration as an educational intervention among primary school teachers in Mexico. For this purpose, data collected from a survey completed by 246 primary school teachers residing in two states of Mexico were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis and multiple regression analysis.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Li, Danfeng; Shi, Jiannong – High Ability Studies, 2021
This study examined the effects of fluid intelligence and trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) on academic performance in primary school-aged intellectually gifted and average children (8-11 years of age). One hundred and four average children and eighty gifted children were administered a Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and a Trait…
Descriptors: Gifted, Prediction, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Yu, Hsiao-Ping; Jen, Enyi – High Ability Studies, 2021
The purpose of this research is to investigate the relations between gender roles, career self-efficacy, and career development of STEM gifted girls in high schools and universities in Taiwan, from a developmental perspective. It includes two studies. In Study 1, 473 gifted girls from eight high schools in Taiwan participated, and, based on a…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Self Efficacy, Academically Gifted, Females
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Zeidner, Moshe – High Ability Studies, 2021
Achieving happiness is considered to be a high value goal in modern society, associated with manifold positive outcomes. Much of the literature on gifted students focuses on cognitive outcomes, with a paucity of research on positive psychological constructs. The major goal of this paper is to examine the empirical evidence bearing on the happiness…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Life Satisfaction
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Assouline, Susan G.; Mahatmya, Duhita; Ihrig, Lori; Lane, Erin – High Ability Studies, 2021
This research investigates high-achieving, rural middle-school students' academic attributions and self-efficacy. The study sample (n = 77) included middle-school students attending schools in rural districts in a predominately rural, Midwestern state in the United States (U.S.). There was high participation in the Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL)…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Academic Ability
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Lee, Seon-Young; Matthews, Michael; Boo, Eunjoo; Kim, Yun-Kyoung – High Ability Studies, 2021
Although leadership is widely considered an aspect of giftedness, few studies have examined gifted students' beliefs regarding their own leadership abilities and their potential to become leaders. We developed a survey and administered it to a cross-cultural sample of 440 gifted and 303 non-identified secondary age participants to elicit their…
Descriptors: Gifted, Leadership, Leadership Training, Student Attitudes
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Abdulla Alabbasi, Ahmed M.; Ayoub, Alaa Eldin A.; Ziegler, Albert – High Ability Studies, 2021
This Meta-Analysis investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and giftedness. The study focused on whether gifted learners possessed higher levels of EI when compared with their non-gifted peers. Furthermore, it sought to determine if gifted males and gifted females differed in their EI abilities. A search of published and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Emotional Intelligence, Student Characteristics, Gender Differences
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Lafferty, Kate; Phillipson, Shane N.; Costello, Shane – High Ability Studies, 2021
The expectancy-value theory of achievement performance and related decisions identifies the various factors that affect achievement levels. The Actiotope Model of Giftedness describes learning and educational resources necessary for high achievement. This study investigates the relationship between these categories of resources and achievement. As…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Undergraduate Students, Social Attitudes, Gender Bias
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Hernández-Torrano, Daniel; Kuzhabekova, Aliya – High Ability Studies, 2020
The field of gifted education emerged in 1920s. Since that time, it has evolved from an emerging research area to a relatively mature field with regular regional and international conferences and key journals publishing main theoretical developments and empirical explorations in the field. This descriptive bibliometric study examines the state and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Gifted Education, Educational History
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Rinn, Anne N.; Soles, Kathryn L.; Ferguson, Sarah; Smith, Kendal N. – High Ability Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the psychological constructs of personality, academic self-concept, and perfectionism using latent profile analysis in order to explore the notion of an undergraduate honors student typology. A sample (N = 357) of average ability and high ability undergraduates completed measures of personality, academic…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Academic Achievement
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Mudrak, Jiri; Zabrodska, Katerina; Machovcova, Katerina – High Ability Studies, 2020
In this article, we introduce a systemic framework for the development of learning potential to professional excellence inspired by the Actiotope model of giftedness. First, we critically reflect on three theoretical approaches representing different psychological constructions of learning potential. We label these approaches theories of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academic Aptitude, Theories, Motivation
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Bishop, James C.; Rinn, Anne N. – High Ability Studies, 2020
The difficulty of distinguishing between genuine disorder and characteristics that can be attributed to high IQ increases the likelihood of diagnostic error by mental health practitioners. This mixed methods study explores the possibility of misdiagnosis of high IQ youth by mental health professionals. Participants were private practice mental…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Clinical Diagnosis, Personality Traits, Mental Disorders
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