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Problems that Face Students and Coping Strategies they use to Confront it


Authors: Khawla A. Yahya Hawamdeh & Suhaila M. Banat
Abstract: This study aimed to recognize the problems that face gifted and talented students in pioneers’ centers in comparison with students in regular schools and to investigate the differences ini coping strategies between gifted and talented students in pioneers’ centers and their peers in regeular schools. Two scales were developed for the purpose of this study: the first one is the scale of problems that students are suffering from. The second is the scale of coping stragies students use when facing problems. Convenient validity and reliability coefficients were reached for the purpose of this study. The two sclae were administred on the study sample that consisted of (162) studnets, (81) students form pioneers’ centers. And (81) students from regular schools. Data was collected and statistics analysis was performed. Means, Stnadard deviations, and percentages were calculated. (T) test was conducted to investigate the differences between the means. Results showed that there were significant differnces in Academic, emotional, family and social problems between gifted and talented students comparing to their peers in regular schools in favor of the second group. On the other hand, no differences between the two groups in decision making problems. Results also indicated significant differnces in coping strategies of expressing emotions and feelings, relaxation, physical and verbal aggression in favor of the gifted and talented group in pioneers’ centers when comapring them with their peers in regular schools. There are no significatn differneces in social support cognitive methods, situations avoidance, physical movements, isolation and exercising certain habits strategies.
Published in: Journal of Educational and Psychological Sciences, University of Bahrain. In press ;12(3):
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