Year: 2006 Source: Gifted Child Quarterly, v.50, no.4, (Fall 2006), p.295-306 SIEC No: 20070126

This study describes psychological characteristics of gifted adolescents. It also identifies the relationships between psychological personality types & suicide ideation. Participants were 152 juniors enrolled in a public high school for academically gifted students. Results indicated gifted adolescents did not exhibit heightened rates of suicide ideation as compared to their nongifted peers. However, female students held higher levels of suicide ideation than male students. Gender, judging/perceiving, & extraversion/introversion combined to reliably predict approximately 18% of the variance in suicide ideation in this sample. (54 refs.)