An Examination of the Self Concept of 12 to 14 Year-Old Gifted Children Enrolled in Science and Art Centers


Metin N., BENCİK KANGAL S.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.37, ss.3-16, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 163
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3-16

Özet

This study aims to examine the self concept of gifted children. The sample of the study constituted 12 to 14 year old children enrolled in grades 6, 7 and 8. These 120 gifted children were enrolled in Science and Art Centers in Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa, Sinop, and Kastamonu. In order to evaluate these gifted childrens' self concept, Piers-Harris Self Concept Scale-Howl Feel Myself was applied respectively. This scale was developed by Piers and Haris in 1964 and Oner (1994) standardized it. Kruskall-Wallis variance analysis and t-test was used in analyzing the obtained data. According the results of this study, average score of the self concept to gifted children was found 62.08. According to PHBK results, it was revealed that the means of self concept scores of these gifted children were high and the difference between genders was significant except for the "anxiety" subfactor. Also, there is a positive correlation between grade and anxiety levels. In addition, there is no differences between ages or grades of the students.