Date of Award
Dissertation in Practice
Morgridge College of Education, Teaching and Learning Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction
Norma L. Hafenstein
Gifted adolescents, Parent's perception, Personality development, Well-being development
The purpose of this study was to examine parents’ perceptions of well-being development in their gifted adolescents. This was a qualitative study that used Narrative Inquiry as a research approach. Cloninger’s (1993) Psychobiological Model of Temperament and Character the (TCI) and Clandinin and Connelley’s (2000) Three-Dimensional Narrative Inquiry Space were utilized to address the research questions: What are parents’ perceptions of temperament in their gifted adolescent? What are parents’ perceptions of character in their gifted adolescent? What are the parents’ perceptions of well-being development? Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) provided an analysis lens for the study.
The framework for gathering data in reference to well-being development included eight parents who were requested to complete the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) (Cloninger et al.,1993) a personality assessment, participate in two semi-structured interview sessions, and share artifacts in regard to their adolescents’ well-being in school and outside of school. This study provides a look through the lens of the physical, emotional, social, and universal components of well-being.
A focus of the research was the parent participants’ ability to respond to the (TCI) as their gifted adolescent would have responded. Attride-Stirling (2001) Thematic Networks (webs) were used in the analysis of the TCI combined with data from the interviews demonstrated in narrative form throughout this study.
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Barbara Moncure Washington
Received from ProQuest
Washington, Barbara Moncure, "Well-Being Development: Parents’ Perceptions of Gifted Adolescents" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2085.
Education, Educational psychology, Mental health