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Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)

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Abstract

ZAIA, Priscila; NAKANO, Tatiana de Cássia  and  PEIXOTO, Evandro Morais. Scale for Identification of Characteristics of Giftedness: Internal structure analysis. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.1, pp.39-51. ISSN 1982-0275.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-02752018000100005.

Procedures used for identifying giftedness have been widely discussed in the literature. The present study aimed to investigate the evidence of validity based on the internal structure of a self-report scale to identify characteristics of giftedness. The sample consisted of 276 Elementary and Middle School students, aged between 9 and 12 years, and was 60.0% female. The instrument used was the first version of this scale, which was composed of 44 items related to the topic. Exploratory Factor Analysis was carried out, and the results revealed a two-factor solution, explaining 40.4% of the total variance. The first factor was denominated Socio-emotional Characteristics, and the second factor was denominated Cognitive Characteristics. The results corroborate the data in the scientific literature, which suggest that giftedness is a multidimensional construct that encompasses attributes that go beyond the intellectual scope.

Keywords : Gifted; Multivariate analysis; Self report; Test validity.

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