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3.7.9 Socio-emotional issues among gifted and talented students: Implication to guidance and counselling services

This study aimed to identify socio-emotional issues among gifted students. One hundred ninety-four students from PERMATApintar National Gifted Centre, Malaysia were randomly selected to respond to the Socio-Emotional Issues Instrument. Descriptive analyses were used to determine the mean score of the variables. Results showed the overall mean of gifted students’ socio-emotional issue was moderate (2.71, the sp: 7:39). Social justice (4.13) and perfectionism (3.12) were found to have a higher mean. Anxiety, procrastination, motivation, emotional, self-concept, social pressure, underachiever, and family relationships were at moderate levels. It implied the needs of guidance and counselling services for gifted and talented students.


Rorlinda Yusof

Rorlinda Yusof is Associate Professor of gifted education program. In this capacity, she coordinates High School and Pre-university Gifted Program at PERMATApintar National Gifted Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her educational background consists of degrees in education Guidance and Counseling from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (Ph.D), University Malaya (M.Ed), and Central Michigan University (B.Sc. Business Administration). She has more than 25 years working experience as a high school teacher, counselor, researcher and administrator. Her psychological counseling experiences had driven her passion to understand psychological issues among gifted population. She leads numerous research projects on education, journal publication, and conference at international level.

Noriah Mohd Ishak*
University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Prof Dr Noriah has a collective of more than 30-years working experience as a consultant, educator, lecturer, researcher, and administrator. She started as a school teacher with the Ministry of Education before becoming an academia at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is currently the Director of Pusat PERMATApintar™ Negara, UKM, the National Center for Gifted Education.Prof Dr Noriah holds a PhD degree in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, USA, a Masters of Education (MEd) degree in Counseling and Guidance from UKM, and a Bachelor of Science (BSc in Mathematics) degree from Universiti Malaya.

Afifah Mohd Radzi*

Affifah Radzi is a teacher at PERMATApintar NationalGifted Center, University Kebangsaan Malaysia. She hold an administration post as a Student Affairs Coordinator. She has an experiences on gifted education, teaching English subject for almost ten years.


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