Irrational Beliefs of Gifted Children’s Parents in Turkey

Uzeyir Ogurlu, Suleyman Kahraman

Abstract


This study examined the irrational beliefs of parents of gifted children. Ninety-nine parents of gifted children in Turkey participated in the study. Parent Irrational Beliefs Scale was used as a data collection tool. Mann-Whitney’s U and Kruskal-Wallis Tests were used to compare the scores. Results revealed that parents who had no training about giftedness had scored higher on parent irrational beliefs than did trained parents. In addition to training, education levels of parents had a significant effect on parent irrational beliefs. With regard to the gender of their gifted children, there were no significant differences in parent irrational beliefs scores. Parents’ explanation of their difficulties with their gifted children were related to irrational beliefs.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jei.v4i1.12633

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