Peculiarities of Subjectively Evaluated Giftedness of University Students with Different Statuses



The article discusses the interconnection of subjective evaluation of giftedness with status position of university students in the study group. The paper presents a theoretical analysis of approaches to the study giftedness and proves necessity of the study of giftedness subjective assessments. The empirical study included 231 full-time students of the first, third and fifth year of Moscow higher education institute. The paper confirmed the hypothesis that student’s giftedness subjectively evaluated by his (her) classmates positively correlated with its position in the study group. To test the hypothesis we used sociometry, referentometry, methodological procedure to define the informal power structure in a group, as well as the author's questionnaire to identify giftedness subjective assessments. The paper analyzes the features of the giftedness subjective assessments of student by his (her) groupmates studying the engineering and natural science. Giftedness estimation in the groups of students studying engineering is more associated with the status position of students than in the groups studying natural science.

General Information

Keywords: group structure, status, study group, university students, giftedness, subjective evaluation of giftedness

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Kursov S.O. Peculiarities of Subjectively Evaluated Giftedness of University Students with Different Statuses [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2015. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 96–107. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2015070310. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Stanislav O. Kursov, Post-graduate Student of the Department of Theoretical Foundations of Social Psychology of the Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow Sity Psychological Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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