ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, cilt.19, ss.355-378, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The main aim of this study was to determine gifted students' counseling needs based on their parental views. In addition, it has been examined the interaction age and gender of the gifted children, whether their counseling needs differ based on parents' educational level. The research group comprised 606 persons (320 Mothers and 286 Fathers) selected among the parents of gifted students who were registered in 24 Science and Art Center (SAC) located in 12 provinces of Turkey. The data of the study were collected by the Problem Detecting Inventory for Gifted and Information Form. According to findings; parents expressed that they had problems about their children's personal characteristics, school experiences, and family relationships. The counseling needs of the gifted students varied depending on age and gender interaction. While there was no significant difference in the type of needs based on parental gender, a difference was determined in terms of parents' educational level. With this study, the priority needs of the gifted students in Turkey were determined and it was revealed that they differ significantly according to some variables.