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The Relationship between Placement and Social Skills in Gifted Students

Abstract This study investigated the relationship between social emotional competency (SEC) and academic placement in gifted students. Data were collected on children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old (n=206) in three academic placement types - self-contained, cluster and content replacement. Social emotional skills were assessed by teacher report using the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment. Regardless of placements, the gifted students in this study were rated as having higher social emotional competencies than the standardization group of the DESSA. Gifted students in the cluster and self-contained settings demonstrated significantly higher scores in the area of Self-Awareness, which measures students' capacity to understand their pe... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Bacal, Emily Beth (Author) / Caterino, Linda (Advisor) / Brulles, Dina (Committee member) / DiGangi, Samuel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gifted education / Educational psychology / Education / academic placement / gender / gifted students / social skills
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 79 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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