Preferred Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Characteristics of Instructors From Gifted Students Perspectives

Majed Mohammad Al-Khayat, Fatima Eid Zaid AL-Adwan


The main aim of this study is to investigate the specific social, emotional and behavioral characteristics that the gifted students prefer to have their instructors’ during the first university year at Al Balqa Applied University. Study sample consisted of (60) gifted students (Male and female). A validated scale was developed to measure instructors’ characteristics. Results revealed that the means for the social characteristics were the highest, followed by the emotional characteristics, and then behavioral characteristics. The results also showed that there were statistical significance differences in emotional, social and behavioral characteristics according to the teacher’s gender. While female teachers were more interested in the emotional dimensions, male instructors were interested in social and behavioral characteristics. Further, there were significant differences in the subscales according to specialization in favor of Humanities Colleges.


Social characteristics; Emotional characteristics; Behavioral characteristics; Gifted students

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