Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Gifted children--Education; Underachievers--Education;
This study reflected on literature concerning gifted students who underachieve in school. Its purpose was to review the literature to examine the various definitions of underachievement, the characteristics of gifted underachievers, the risk factors for underachievement related to gifted students and the existence of promising interventions to ameliorate underachievement. The writer concluded that underachievement is a discrepancy related to performance behaviors that can be changed. She found that positive change can best be accomplished by the use of individualized interventions involving both the school and the family.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
William Lee Waack
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©1998 Deborah Langenderfer Nagle
Nagle, Deborah Langenderfer, "Underachievement in gifted students" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 1257.