Well-Being and Academic Success in Gifted College Students: Early-College Entrants and Honors College Students

Well-Being and Academic Success in Gifted College Students: Early-College Entrants and Honors College Students

Date: August 2010
Creator: Boazman, Janette Kay
Description: As a society, we seek to have our young people, including the gifted, be healthy and happy, and go to good schools with good teachers. Framed by Sayler's theoretical model of giftedness and thriving, this study examined psychological constructs (i.e. general self-efficacy, theories of intelligence, hope, gratitude, religiosity, disposition, and resiliency) to determine their mediating effect on personal well-being and academic success in gifted college students. The 213 subjects for this study included gifted college students from two distinct programs at the University of North Texas. One hundred twenty-two participants were students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS). TAMS is an early-college entrance program allowing gifted students to enter college after their sophomore year of high school. Ninety-one participants attended the UNT Honors College. Honors College students are gifted students who enter college after high school graduation. Latent transition, latent class, general linear model repeated measures, and regression analyses were used in the examination of the data. Results of the study revealed that positive disposition and hope-agency were significantly related to the development of personal well-being for gifted students during their first year of college. The ability to identify pathways to goals and the self-theory of intelligence ...
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Trains and Transformations

Trains and Transformations

Date: November 1993
Creator: Hadder, R. Neill
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing five of the author's experimental short stories.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Grey Prince

The Grey Prince

Date: Summer 1991
Creator: Casey, Jim
Description: Colloquium written by a student in the UNT Honors College as a fantasy novella set in an original world of magic and fantastic creatures.
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Thoughts of Payne

Thoughts of Payne

Date: Autumn 2000
Creator: Payne, Richard Bryan
Description: Poems written by a student in the UNT Honors College as an honors thesis. Subjects include beauty, time, and love.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Choosing Success

Choosing Success

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Wilkins, Wendy K.
Description: In this University Scholars Day keynote address, Dr. Wilkins discusses her academic career path, tracing the twists and turns from her first serious aspirations to be a ballet dancer to her current position as the chief academic officer at the University of North Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Characteristics of Musicians' Earplugs as a Function of Jaw Position

Characteristics of Musicians' Earplugs as a Function of Jaw Position

Date: Summer 2002
Creator: Archer, Jennifer A.
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the effects of different earplugs on the jaw movements of musicians.
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The Discrepancies of Kant and Camus: Relating to the world

The Discrepancies of Kant and Camus: Relating to the world

Date: December 14, 1999
Creator: Thompson, Michael
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College comparing the philosophies and ethics of Albert Camus and Immanuel Kant.
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Fragments of Familiar Ground

Fragments of Familiar Ground

Date: Spring 2011
Creator: Heffner, Christopher Daniel
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the process of writing a book length collection of poems. Includes a selection of the author's poems.
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The Austen Women: A Look at Character

The Austen Women: A Look at Character

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Henderson, Angela
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing female characters of Jane Austin's novels and how they achieve happiness.
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Caring for Indigent Children in Denton County in Relation to Dallas and Tarrant Counties in Texas

Caring for Indigent Children in Denton County in Relation to Dallas and Tarrant Counties in Texas

Date: Spring 2008
Creator: Grant, Scott
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing health care of people without health insurance in Denton County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
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