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Shcheblanova E.I., Petrova S.O. General and academic self-concepts of gifted secondary school students

Full text in Russian: Щебланова Е.И., Петрова С.О. Общая и академическая я-концепции одаренных учащихся средней школы
Psychological Institute, Moscow, Russia
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

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The theoretical bases of self-concept as a multi-dimensional structure in the context of gifted children studies were analyzed. Interrelations of general and academic self-concepts with the variables of intelligence, creativity, motivation and academic achievement in secondary school students (N = 480) with various levels of giftedness were studied. Data on similarity and distinction of interrelations of academic and general self-concepts with cognitive and personality characteristics were obtained. It was found that intelligence influenced on only academic self-concept while age influenced on both kinds of self-concept. Boys demonstrated higher general self-concept than girls but gender differences in academic self-concept were not observed. On the whole, the empiric findings revealed relative independence of these kinds of self-concept and confirmed the need of their separate analysis in gifted students.

Keywords: general self-concept, academic self-concept, giftedness, intelligence, motivation, academic achievement, secondary school students

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 14-06-00564а.


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Received 29 August 2014. Date of publication: 31 December 2014.

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Shcheblanova Elena I. Ph.D., Head of Laboratory of Giftedness Psychology, Psychological Institute, ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Petrova Svetlana O. Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, ul. Sretenka, 29, 127051 Moscow, Russia.
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Shcheblanova E.I., Petrova S.O. General and academic self-concepts of gifted secondary school students. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 38, p. 7. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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