Academically talented students' attitudes toward service in the community

Nicole S. Webster, Frank C. Worrell

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In this study, the authors examined participation rates in, and attitudes toward, service in community settings in a sample of 936 academically talented adolescents. Results indicated that about 50% of the participants participated in both classroom-sponsored and organization-sponsored service activities, with female students reporting higher rates than male students. Participation rates increased with increases in socioeconomic status, and rates in organization-sponsored activities increased across grade levels. Attitudes toward service were generally positive, with female students having more positive attitudes than male students. These findings mirror results from studies of non-identified students and suggest that differences in participation rates in service activities may be reflecting differences in economic circumstances that allow for participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalGifted Child Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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