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Avaliação Psicológica

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OUROFINO, Vanessa T. A. T. de  and  FLEITH, Denise de Souza. A comparative study about double exceptionality giftedness/hyperactivity. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2005, vol.4, n.2, pp. 165-182. ISSN 1677-0471.

The purpose of this study was to compare gifted students, hyperactive students and those presenting giftedness/hyperactivity in relation to intelligence, self-concept, creativity, attention deficit, hyperactivity/impulsivity, antisocial behavior and learning difficulties. The study had the participation of 114 students attended by the SEE-DF in relation to their regular and special academic lives. Among these, there were 52 gifted students taken from the resource rooms of the program for the gifted and talented, 43 ADHD students attended in regular schools and 19 gifted /hyperactive students. A set of instruments was used to access the variables investigated such as psychometric tests, scales of characteristics, documental analysis and a demographic questionnaire. For data analysis, a univariate variance analysis was used (ANOVA). The results indicated that the gifted students had a significantly higher performance in relation to intelligence, self-concept (in the academic competence, physical appearance, behavior conduct and global self-esteem dimensions) and creativity (in the verbal originality aspect) when compared to the other groups. On the other hand, the hyperactive students achieved higher scores on the lack of attention and hyperactivity/impulsivity measures in comparison to the other groups. The results also revealed that the hyperactive students have presented higher scores in both antisocial behaviour and learning difficulties measures when compared to the gifted students.

Keywords : Giftedness; Attention deficit; Hyperactivity; Creativity; Intelligence.

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