Perfectionism, School Motivation, Learning Styles and Academic Achievement of Gifted and Non-Gifted Students

Altun F., Yazici H.

CROATIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION-HRVATSKI CASOPIS ZA ODGOJ I OBRAZOVANJE, vol.16, no.4, pp.1031-1054, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier


The main aim of this study was to investigate whether predictors such as perfectionism, school motivation, learning styles and academic achievement could distinguish gifted students from non-gifted students. The sample consisted of 386 (Female=164, Male=222) gifted and 410 (Female=209, Male=201) non-gifted upper primary school students. Information Gathering Form, Positive-Negative Perfectionism, School Motivation and Learning Styles Scales were used as data gathering tools. Independent t-test, Pearson's coefficient and discriminant analysis were used to analyse data. Classification results show that the model correctly predicted 98.4% of gifted students and 81% of non-gifted students. This was also discussed in the light of the current literature.