The Incidence of Perfectionism in Gifted Students

  title={The Incidence of Perfectionism in Gifted Students},
  author={W. Parker and C. Mills},
  journal={Gifted Child Quarterly},
  pages={194 - 199}
  • W. Parker, C. Mills
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology
  • Gifted Child Quarterly
  • Using the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, (Frost et al., 1990) perfectionism scores were compared between a group of 600 students identified as academically talented and a group of 418 peers from the general cohort. In this nationally gathered sample, all students were sixth graders and of similar socioeconomic status. Findings indicated little difference between the mean scores of the two groups. Comparisons were also made between the gifted students and the general cohort using an… CONTINUE READING
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