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TitleAn examination of the incidence of giftedness among young offenders
AuthorMiller, Brian, 1956-
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.) -- Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1987. Education
Paginationv, 49 leaves
SubjectJuvenile delinquents--Intelligence levels; Gifted children;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
NotesBibliography : leaves [44]-49.
AbstractDuring 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.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier75399012
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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