Emotionnal issues on giftedness: overexcitabilities and self-esteem

Emotionnal issues on giftedness: overexcitabilities and self-esteem

Emotionnal issues on giftedness: overexcitabilities and self-esteem

Paper presentation278Maria Pereira Da Costa, University Paris Cité, France

AsiaFri 15:30 - 17:00

Scientific

In France, based on their practice, many psychologists involved in giftedness issues claim that giftedness emphasizes emotions and that gifted children and adolescents have lower self-esteem that could contribute to academic difficulties of some adolescents. The present study examined the relationship between overexcitabilities, self-esteem, and giftedness.

After a brief statement of the issue, we will present the main results of a study conducted on a sample of french teenagers. In this study, gifted adolescents have higher scores on intellectual and imaginational OEs whereas they score lower on psychomotor OE; there is no difference between the two groups on sensual and emotional OEs. Global results indicate that gifted adolescents have lower scores on social and familial scales than non-gifted.

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_PARENTS, _PSYCHOLOGISTS, _RESEARCHERS, _TEACHERS, overexcitabilites, selfesteem
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