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Hochbegabte im Beruf. Ergebnisse einer Pilotstudie zu Berufsbiographien, Positionen und Berufszufriedenheit

Schlegler, Maren
Kögler, Kristina
Volume: 114
Number: 4
Pages: 660 - 678
ISSN-Print: 0172-2875
Link External Source: Online Version
Year: 2018
Keywords: Gifted Adults, Job Satisfaction, Successful gifted adults

In recent years, there has been an increasing public interest in giftedness with a special focus on the vocational situation and corresponding stereotypes of gifted individuals. Existing research results are scarce and heterogeneous. Some studies found an insufficient congruence between gifted individuals and their work environments as well as potential social problems with colleagues and job satisfaction. This study identified which vocational pathways are pursued by gifted individuals, what positions and domains they work in, and if they are satisfied with their professional situations. The study sample included n = 277 members of an association for gifted individuals. The research results showed that the sample is highly educated and the participants often work in superior positions or are self-employed. Regarding job satisfaction, no differences between gifted and non-gifted persons were found.