Living Conditions and Support of Highly Gifted Schoolchildren 1985 Parents Survey 1988

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Living conditions of particularly capable schoolchildren and the effects of school and family support measures. Schoolchildren and parents questionnaire, supplemental form on field of talent and a practical-technical understanding test. Topics: Schoolchildren questionnaire: go...
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Living Conditions and Support of Highly Gifted Schoolchildren 1985 Parents Survey 1988

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Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig



Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren of the 9th to 13th grade participating in the achievement Olympics and their parents.

Time Dimension

  • Cross-section

Collection Mode

  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Educational measurements and tests
  • Written survey, practical-technical understanding test

DataSets and Files

  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 365
    Number of Variables: 892


  • Abstract

    Living conditions of particularly capable schoolchildren and the effects of school and family support measures. Schoolchildren and parents questionnaire, supplemental form on field of talent and a practical-technical understanding test. Topics: Schoolchildren questionnaire: goals in life (scale); preferred age for aspects of independent structuring of life; opportunities for independent structuring of life and satisfaction with this (scale); desired occupation; significance of future occupation demands (scale); evaluation of personal strengths in studies and occupation; similarity of desired subject with occupation of parents; participation in achievement comparisons at GDR level in different subjects; evaluation of abilities and behavior in natural science area (scale); support measures received for gifted schoolchildren (scale); participation in support courses or circles (scale); time of development of interest in natural science; start of specific support in the talent area; evaluation of time of support; assessment of the person predominantly supporting (scale); negative consequences of support experienced (scale); evaluation of negative consequences (scale); participation in various technical competitions: in which field of specialization, in which class level, placement achieved (scale); participation in achievement comparisons in various areas (scale); self-assessment of capability to participate in international Olympics; evaluation of reasons for success (scale); reasons or goals for participation in an Olympics (scale); school achievements (scale); grade of final examination; evaluation of social relations and achievements in the class collective (scale); assessment of personal personality characteristics (scale); social problems due to occupation with area of interest; preferred group of persons in leisure time; characteristic of teacher in talent field (scale); persons and facts motivating occupation with natural science problems (scale); further interests besides talent area; particularities of conduct and development: playing a musical instrument, left-handed, glasses, earlier language disturbances, abilities before start of school; duration of sleep; member of the FDJ; reasons for creative occupation (scale); future theoretical or practical level for creative occupation; frequency of leisure activities (scale); school degree and qualification of parents or grandparents; similarity of occupation or activity of parents with one's own talent; future concepts of parents for one's own development (scale); assessment of the social relations, the climate, the technical and cultural support in one's family (scale); child-raising contents of parents to support the talent of the young person (scale); family interest in talent field; creative activities of parents; residential status; occupation area of parents; age of parents at birth of child; attending government children institutions such as kindergarten and nursery; personal study; composition of family; number, sex, age, talents and school achievements of siblings; Supplemental form PVT: interest and abilities for practical-technical problems; difficulties in solving practical-technical tasks; personal goals for solving the task presented; interest and abilities for such tasks; expected difficulties in their solution; expected correctness quota and time needed for solution; target after solving sample tasks; valuation of the abilities demonstrated in this; difficulties experienced in solution; expected number of correct solutions; interest in information about achievement evaluation; number of points achieved for tasks 1-50; Supplemental form talent field (identical for Olympics participation in mathematics, physics and chemistry): reasons for occupation with problems in chemistry (scale); interest in sub-areas of chemistry (scale); reasons for occupation with problems in physics (scale); interest in sub-areas of physics (scale); reasons for occupation with mathematics questions (scale); interest in sub-areas of mathematics (scale); parents questionnaire: attitude to scientific investigations about highly gifted schoolchildren and willingness to participate in this; case history information on development of the child; attending government children institutions; area of above-average ability of child; age at which the talent was noticed; successful participation in achievement comparisons in talent area; special manners of behavior of the child during pre-school and time in school (scale); particular abilities of the child in pre-school and school age (scale); evaluation of the talent of the child in different areas (scale); support of the child in these areas by the parents (scale); age of the child at start of support in various areas (scale); educational goals of parents (scale); personality traits, creative and social behavior of the child (scale); pride in achievements of the child; expectations of the future of the child; consideration of talent of the child during NVA service; satisfaction with support measures for the child (scale); technical success in achievement comparisons of various levels; agreement between the achievements of the child and the expectations of parents; evaluation of development abilities through the selected course of study; parental influence on development of abilities and personality (scale); number of children; participation of child in international Olympics; school degree and qualification of parents; grade of the final examination of parents; occupation of parents corresponding to their occupational qualification; management functions of parents; frequency of change of work demands and creative activity of parents; difficulties of the child in dealing with having too little or too much expected, with pressure to succeed or achievement, in social relations (scale).


Temporal Coverage

  • 1985
    Schoolchildren 1985
  • 1988
    parents 1988

Geographic Coverage

  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)


Alternative Identifiers

  • ZA6059 (Type: ZA-No.)


  • Chalupsky, J.: Fragen und Probleme der außerunterrichtlichen Förderung hochbegabter Schüler (am Beispiel von Olympiadeteilnehmern): Kurzbericht. Leipzig 1988. ZIJ: F 88/63.

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