Miller, Brian (1987) An examination of the incidence of giftedness among young offenders. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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During the first half of this century it was generally accepted that anti-social youth were significantly under represented among gifted individuals. Since the 1950's, the definition of giftedness has gradually broadened to include specific areas of human ability other than general intelligence. Recently, a few investigators have presented evidence supporting the hypothesis that gifted individuals are over-represented in a juvenile delinquent population. For the purpose of clarifying the contradictory evidence about the representation of gifted persons among delinquent youth, this study examined three types of giftedness in a sample of young male offenders, namely intelligence, academic achievement, and creativity. The results suggest that the representations of gifted persons among young male offenders depends upon the type of giftedness chosen to determine the incidence level.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves -49.|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Juvenile delinquents--Intelligence levels; Gifted children|
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