Giftedness, anxiety and perfectionism: family structure, Dabrowski's overexcitabilities and real-life strategies

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2017-04-28
Authors
Malashchuk, Marci
Advisor
Sayman, Donna
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Malashchuk, Marci. 2017. Giftedness, anxiety and perfectionism: family structure, Dabrowski's overexcitabilities and real-life strategies--In Proceedings: 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.56

Abstract

Children who are often identified as gifted are frequently thought to be blessed to have the label, however perfectionistic tendencies and anxieties habitually occur. This project examines literature focusing on the frequency and commonality of these propensities and the importance of teachers and parents dealing with this population and their unconventional, and sometimes damaging behavior. While mental illness is explored in the articles and discussed in this paper, it is not the main focus of the study. The articles support the higher tendency of gifted children and adolescents to suffer from anxiety and perfectionism. These results are substantiated by Dimensions of Perfectionism and Dabrowski's overexcitabilities' presence in gifted students. Keywords: gifted children, giftedness, adolescence, anxiety, perfectionism, overexcitabilities

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Presented to the 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 28, 2017.
Research completed in the College of Education, Department Curriculum & Instruction
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