Year 2021, Volume 8 , Issue 2, Pages 33 - 55 2021-08-15

Mindfulness and its relationship to social skills among gifted students

Rodynah ALFODHLY [1] , Riham ALJAFARİ [2] , Malak ALABDULLATİF [3] , Amal ALGHAMDİ [4] , Badriya ALOTAİBİ [5] , Aldulhamid ALARFAJ [6]


The purpose of this mixed sequential explanatory was to identify the level of mindfulness of gifted students at the secondary stage, and the relationship of that level with social skills. The study sample was limited to gifted female students from secondary schools. The quantitative phase consists of 214 students. The study followed the correlational descriptive approach of the quantitative phase. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to reveal the level of mindfulness of the sample. The results showed an average level on the mindfulness scale, in all grades, with a mean of (3.35). While the results of the social skills scale showed that the level of social skill was high. The results also showed a positive statistically significant relationship at (α ≤ 0.01) between all dimensions of the social skills scale and the overall degree of the mindfulness scale. While the study followed the Phenomenology mothed of the qualitative stage, as this stage aimed to describe the phenomenon of mindfulness among gifted students in the secondary stage in terms of its level and its relationship to social skills. The data was collected using the focus group tool. The participants were three female teachers and six students. The results of the qualitative stage showed a high level of mindfulness among gifted students from the secondary stage, and that it was higher in the second and third secondary grades than in the first secondary grade. The qualitative results also showed a relationship between mindfulness and social skills.
gifted students, mindfulness, secondary schools, social skills
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Primary Language en
Subjects Educational Psychology
Published Date August 2021
Journal Section Psychology of Gifted
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-0666-353X
Author: Rodynah ALFODHLY
Institution: King Faisal University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Orcid: 0000-0002-4818-7498
Author: Riham ALJAFARİ (Primary Author)
Institution: king faisal university
Country: Saudi Arabia


Orcid: 0000-0003-1711-9107
Author: Malak ALABDULLATİF
Institution: King Faisal University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Author: Amal ALGHAMDİ
Institution: King Faisal University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Author: Badriya ALOTAİBİ
Institution: King Faisal University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Orcid: 0000-0002-5361-0609
Author: Aldulhamid ALARFAJ
Institution: King Faisal University
Country: Saudi Arabia


Supporting Institution non
Project Number 0
Thanks Special thanks to the Department of Education in Al-Ahsa for cooperation in facilitating the task
Dates

Publication Date : August 15, 2021

APA Alfodhly, R , Aljafari, R , Alabdullatif, M , Alghamdi, A , Alotaibi, B , Alarfaj, A . (2021). Mindfulness and its relationship to social skills among gifted students . Journal of Gifted Education and Creativity , 8 (2) , 33-55 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jgedc/issue/64210/947123