Gifted underachievement and sensation seeking

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dc.contributor.advisor Dixon, David N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Laird, Amanda J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:28Z
dc.date.created 1998 en_US
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1998 .L35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186348
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to identify a relationship between sensation seeking and underachievement. Archival data of seventy seven students of the Indiana Academy were collected. It was hypothesized that scores on the Sensation Seeking Scale would negatively correlate with grade point average. It was also hypothesized that Sensation Seeking Scale scores would be associated with incidents of academic probation, behavioral problems, and withdrawal from the Indiana Academy. A weak yet significant negative correlation was found between Total Sensation Seeking scores and grade point average. A slightly stronger negative correlation was found between the Disinhibition subscale of the Sensation Seeking Scale and grade point average. Total Sensation Seeking scores were associated with incidents of behavioral problems, but were not associated with incidents of academic probation or withdrawal from the Indiana Academy. Disinhibition subscale scores were associated with incidents of behavioral problems and withdrawal from the Indiana Academy.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent v, 36 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Underachievers. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gifted teenagers. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sensation seeking. en_US
dc.title Gifted underachievement and sensation seeking en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1100449 en_US


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