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Psychological Wellbeing of Adolescents Gifted in Math, Humanities and Sports: Comparative Analysis

Version 1 : Received: 21 November 2019 / Approved: 24 November 2019 / Online: 24 November 2019 (04:47:02 CET)

How to cite: Volkova, E.; Miklyaeva, A.; Volkova, I.; Bezgodova, S. Psychological Wellbeing of Adolescents Gifted in Math, Humanities and Sports: Comparative Analysis. Preprints 2019, 2019110267 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0267.v1). Volkova, E.; Miklyaeva, A.; Volkova, I.; Bezgodova, S. Psychological Wellbeing of Adolescents Gifted in Math, Humanities and Sports: Comparative Analysis. Preprints 2019, 2019110267 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0267.v1).

Abstract

Current article presents the study of psychological wellbeing of adolescents (n=168, age 15-17) gifted in math, humanities and sports and educated in advanced programs for gifted children. Theoretical framework of this study is eudemonic concept of psychological wellbeing by C. Ryff. Psychological wellbeing is measured with Ryff wellbeing scales in Russian adaptation by L.V. Zhukovskaya and E.G. Troshikhina. The study is aimed at understanding differences in psychological wellbeing of gifted teenagers connected to gender and type of giftedness. The results suggest that general wellbeing score did not differ for adolescents with different types of giftedness or of different genders. Separate components of psychological wellbeing, such as purpose in life and self-acceptance, are influenced by activity connected to the talent. Gender differences are subjected to age-specific trends of personal development in adolescence. Type of giftedness might reinforce these trends.

Subject Areas

psychological wellbeing; gifted teenagers; giftedness in math; giftedness in humanities; giftedness in sports

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