Understanding Underachievement: Mindset, Perfectionism, and Achievement Attitudes Among Gifted Students

  title={Understanding Underachievement: Mindset, Perfectionism, and Achievement Attitudes Among Gifted Students},
  author={Emily Mofield and Megan Parker Peters},
  journal={Journal for the Education of the Gifted},
  pages={107 - 134}
The current study compared differences between mindset beliefs about intelligence (fixed vs. growth), dimensions of perfectionism (Concern Over Mistakes, Doubt of Action, Personal Standards, Organization), and achievement attitudes among gifted underachievers (n = 15) and gifted achievers (n = 169) in Grades 6 to 8 and examined the relationship between mindset beliefs and dimensions of perfectionism. Gifted underachievers had higher fixed mindset beliefs about intelligence (d = .79), lower… Expand
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