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Socioemotional Competencies, Cognitive Ability, and Achievement in Gifted Students

Abstract This study examined the relations between cognitive ability, socioemotional competency (SEC), and achievement in gifted children. Data were collected on children between the ages of 8 and 15 years (n = 124). Children were assessed via teacher reports of SEC, standardized cognitive assessment, and standardized achievement assessment. Composite achievement significantly correlated with all areas of SEC on the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). Cognitive ability significantly correlated with all areas of SEC as well. Composite cognitive ability significantly correlated with all composite achievement, as well as with achievement in all subject areas assessed. Achievement scores tended to be higher in older age groups in comparison t... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kong, Tiffany (Author) / Caterino, Linda (Advisor) / Naglieri, Jack (Committee member) / Brulles, Dina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Gifted education / Developmental psychology / Achievement / Cognitive / Emotional / Gifted / Optimism / Social
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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