Some notes and speculations about various topics. ||| Gegenwärtig - vorübergehend -
wohl eher eine Gedankensammlung als ein Naturwissenschaftsblog. Das Konzept eines "Naturwissenschaftsblogs" wird erst im kommenden Jahr (2018/2019) Umsetzung finden.
Donnerstag, 3. Dezember 2015
Are gifted adolescents more satisfied with their lives than their non-gifted peers?
Studies investigating the life satisfaction of intellectually gifted and non-gifted students
are scarce and often suffer from methodological shortcomings. We examined the life
satisfaction of gifted and non-gifted adolescents using a rather unselected sample
of N = 655 German high-school students (n = 75 gifted), adequate comparison
groups of non-gifted students, and a clear definition of giftedness (general intelligence
g > 2 SD above the mean). There was no difference in life satisfaction between gifted
and non-gifted adolescents (d < |0.1|). Girls reported somewhat lower life satisfaction
scores than boys (d = 0.24). However, this result was not specific to giftedness but
was instead found across the entire sample. Thus, gifted girls were not found to be
especially unsatisfied with their lives. Our findings support previous research showing
that giftedness is not a risk factor for impaired psycho-social well-being of boys or girls.