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Age facets of children’s and teenagers’ giftedness manifestation

O.Yu. Angelova, T.O. Podolskaya, M.V. Prokhorova
80,00 Р

UDC 159.9+37.04

O.Yu. Angelova is Cand.Sci. (Economy), Ass. prof. e-mail:; T.O. Podolskaya is Cand.Sci. (Sociology), Ass. prof. e-mail:; and M.V. Prokhorova is Cand.Sci. (Psychology), Ass. prof. e-mail: at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod


Presented is empirical investigation, conducted on the base of university centre, specialized in teenagers’ training on scientific and physic-mathematical field. Parents of 85 gifted children took part in the research. Interview was utilized to collect data that was analyzed by means of descriptive statistics and cross-tabulation. Age periods, that could be considered “sensitive” to reveal children’s general giftedness, their achievement of primary results and forming an image of future profession, were singled out. Most often unveiling giftedness occurs in pre-school childhood, reaching primary results, in junior school childhood and forming an image of future profession in junior teens. It was stated, that an interval existed between time of revealing capabilities of gifted children and launch of their active support by parents as well as involvement of focused specialists. It could be shortened at the expense of psychological and pedagogical training and corresponding informational guidance.

Key words: giftedness, sensitive age, image of future profession, age facets of giftedness, cognitive motivation, gifted children.


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