Author: Patricia A. Schuler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: rural, middle, school, adolescents, gifted, perfectionism, perfectionistic, voices
Number of Pages: 135
Published: 2000-07-01
ISBN-10: 0788188267
ISBN-13: 9780788188268

Investigates the characteristics of perfectionistic gifted adolescents in a rural middle school, how they perceived their perfectionism, the influences on their perfectionism, & the consequences of their perfectionistic behaviors in the context of their rural middle school experiences. Qualitative & quantitative methods of data collection were employed to gather data from 20 gifted adolescents identified as having perfectionistic tendencies. Semi-structured interviews, record & document review, self-report teacher survey, & participant observation were used to identify factors that may influen