Dimensions of giftedness and leadership ability (Master thesis)

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In recent years, an increasing number of studies have referred to the giftedness and leadership ability of children and adolescents. Leadership constitutes a separate dimension of giftedness. The relationship between two concepts seems to be particularly complex, as features that are used to identify an effective leader are also parallel behaviors of giftedness. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the dimensions of giftedness and the leadership ability of students as well as to test the psychometric properties of the scales used. The sample of the survey consisted of 145 pupils, 5th, 6th grades of primary and 7th, 8th grades of secondary school and a corresponding number (N=145) of their teachers. Gifted Rating Scales-School Form (GRS-S; Pfeiffer & Jarosewich, 2003) and Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS-R; Renzulli et al., 2010) were administered to the teachers. Roets Rating Scale for Leadership (RRSL; Roets, 1997) and Leadership Skills Inventory (LSI; Karnes & Chauvin, 2000) were administered to the pupils. According to the results, teacher’s ratings of children’s characteristics of giftedness, such as intellectual ability, academic ability, learning, leadership, creativity, motivation, communication skills, planning and mathematics have been correlated with the leadership skills and the leadership characteristics as they emerged from students' self-references. Regarding the psychometric properties of the scales used, the results showed that these scales can be reliable and valid tools for assessing characteristics of giftedness and leadership in Greek student population. Finally, self-assessments of pupils did not differ in terms of gender, school level and grade of attendance.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών της Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Νηπιαγωγών
Subject classification: Ηγετικές ικανότητες
Keywords: Χαρισματικότητα,Ηγετική ικανότητα,Giftedness,Leadership ability
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/28919
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