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Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L.; Fletcher, Kathryn L.; Burney, Virginia H. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study examined the relationship among subtypes of perfectionism and achievement goal orientations within the context of Gaudreau and Thompson's quadripartite framework. The authors first sought to replicate Campbell and Di Paula's factor analysis to identify subtypes of self-oriented perfectionism (SOP) and socially prescribed perfectionism…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
Hebert, Thomas P.; Schreiber, Catherine A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Selective achievers are intrinsically motivated individuals whose performance matches ability only in specific areas that satisfy their interests and personal goal orientations. Through a qualitative research design, this study investigated the phenomenon of selective achievement by examining the experiences of 2 gifted university males. The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teaching Styles, Gifted, Learning Motivation