Hopelessness and future expectations among gifted middle school students


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Ogurlu U.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.5, pp.4-17, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19128/turje.30206
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-17

Abstract

Some characteristics of gifted students may affect their view of the future positively, but some of them may have a negative influence. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to explore future hope and expectations among gifted middle school students. A mixed method was used for this research. Beck Hopelessness Scale and Positive Future Expectations Scale were administered to 65 gifted (41 boys and 24 girls) middle school students. In order to collect the qualitative data, content analysis of these gifted students' writings about future expectation was used. Results showed that there was no hopelessness among gifted students and that they had high positive future expectations. Also, content analysis of their writings supported quantitative measurements in the study.