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

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Family life and marriage
    • Youth
    • Social and occupational mobility
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
gifted; promotion of the gifted; child; development; education; school career; academic achievement; social relations; family
  • 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)
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
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 365
    Number of Variables: 892
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6059 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Chalupsky, J.: Fragen und Probleme der außerunterrichtlichen Förderung hochbegabter Schüler (am Beispiel von Olympiadeteilnehmern): Kurzbericht. Leipzig 1988. ZIJ: F 88/63.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22