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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse

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Self-Perception of Giftedness in Adolescents Selected for Gifted Education Programmes 164

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Volkova E.N.
Doctor of Psychology, Leading Researcher, Institute of Psychology, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9667-4752
e-mail: envolkova@yandex.ru

Miklyaeva A.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor Department of Human Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8389-2275
e-mail: a.miklyaeva@gmail.com

Kosheleva A.N.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Institute of Psychology, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2497-6414
e-mail: alkosh@inbox.ru

Khoroshikh V.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology of Professional Activity, The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7116-0042
e-mail: VKhoroshikh@gmail.com

Abstract
Specialized support for gifted children and adolescents should be based on the specifics of their social situation of development which is largely determined by the fact of identifying a person as gifted. ‘Labeling giftedness’ has a significant impact on the system of interpersonal relationships and self-attitude of children and adolescents. However, there is no holistic construct of the phenomenon of ‘self-perception of giftedness’ in psychology today, therefore, we defined the theoretical and empirical development of this construct as the goal of our study. The paper presents the results of this study which describes the construct of ‘self-perception of giftedness’ basing on the survey of 422 adolescents aged 15—17 years who had been selected for gifted education programmes. Using factor analysis we identify the main dimensions of the construct typical for late adolescence: giftedness resources/risks assessment; environment of risks and resources manifestation (internal/external); localization of conditions for high achievement (internal — external).Basing on the analysis of the significance of differences, we outline the perspectives of using the construct to reveal gender specifics of self-perception of giftedness in older adolescents enrolled in gifted education programmes.

Keywords: giftedness, self-perception of giftedness, adolescents, labeling giftedness

Column: Developmental Psychology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2020250305

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Funding

The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 19-013-00729.

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