16-06-2018 | Original Paper
Bullying, Forgiveness and Submissive Behaviors in Gifted Students
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 9/2018Log in om toegang te krijgen
The study aimed to add new evidence to the research base by comparing gender, bullying, victimization, submissive behavior, and forgiveness between gifted and non-gifted students. Data were obtained from 284 (142 gifted, 142 non-gifted) middle school students in Turkey. The Submissive Acts Scale, Peer Bullying Scale-Child Form, and Trait Forgiveness Scale were administered for data collection. For the data analysis, Pearson product-moment correlation analysis, MANOVA, and regression analysis were used. Research findings showed that there was a statistical difference between gifted and non-gifted student’s peer bullying, victimization, submissive behavior, and forgiveness levels. Gifted males had more peer bullying levels, but gifted females had more peer victim levels than gifted males. Bullying was negatively correlated with victimization, forgiveness, and submissive behaviors. However, submissive behaviors were positively related to the peer victim and forgiveness in gifted students. Victimization, submissive behaviors, and forgiveness were predictors of bullying in gifted students.