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Sebepojetí intelektově nadaných dětí a dětí spadajících do pásma průměrné inteligence

Title in English The self-concept of intellectualy gifted children and children who fall into the average range of intelligence


Year of publication 2005
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Vývoj a utváření osobnosti v sociálních a etnických kontextech
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Psychology
Keywords multidimensional self-concept; global self-esteem; giftedness
Description The investigation of the gifted childrens self-esteem is one part of the research of the sociability and emotionality of the gifted in the Czech Republic. The research was carried out in the sample of children at the age of 7-9. 60 gifted children were compared with 100 non-gifted children. We used Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children to investigate the structure of the intelligence and Harters Self-perception profile for children to describe childrens multidimensional self-esteem. Teachers assessed childrens self-esteem with the Teachers Rating Scale of Childs Actual Behaviour. We found out that gifted children have better self-concept in the domain of school competence. They achieved the lowest self-esteem in the domains of social acceptance and athletic competence. The global self-esteem of gifted children is determined by school competence and behavioral conduct. Gifted girls described themselves as having a more positive self-concept in the domains of social acceptance, behavioral conduct and physical appearance than did gifted boys. These results also correspond with the teachers evaluations.
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