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College Experience of Gifted Emerging Adults

Title: The College Experience of Gifted Emerging Adults: Factors Associated to Social Adjustment to College.
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Name(s): Godfrey, Kelly C. (Kelly Carmelita), author
Holtrop, Kendal N., professor directing thesis
Cui, Ming, 1971-, committee member
McWey, Lenore M., committee member
Pfeiffer, Steven I., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Human Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Family and Child Sciences, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (91 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of the present study was to investigate factors that contribute to the social adjustment to college for gifted emerging adults. Specifically, perceived parental attachment, and social competence were included. Additionally, social competence was examined to determine if it served as a mediator between parental attachment and social adjustment to college. Results from bivariate correlations and multiple regression analyses revealed positive, significant correlations between parental attachment and social adjustment to college, parental attachment and social competence, and social competence and social adjustment to college. Analyses also found that social competence partially mediated the relationship between parental attachment and social adjustment to college. Limitations, implications, and future research directions were discussed. The majority of research regarding gifted individuals focuses on the experience and developmental domains within the K-12 setting. The findings of the present study add to the significant dearth of literature concerning the college experience of gifted individuals. Specifically, the results provide support that a secure parental attachment influences positive development of social competence and better social adjustment to college in gifted emerging adults.
Identifier: FSU_2016SU_Godfrey_fsu_0071N_13342 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Child and Family Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: June 16, 2016.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Kendal Holtrop, Professor Directing Thesis; Ming Cui, Committee Member; Lenore McWey, Committee Member; Steven Pfeiffer, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Developmental psychology
Gifted children -- Education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SU_Godfrey_fsu_0071N_13342
Owner Institution: FSU

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Godfrey, K. C. (K. C. ). (2016). The College Experience of Gifted Emerging Adults: Factors Associated to Social Adjustment to College. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SU_Godfrey_fsu_0071N_13342