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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Sánchez-Escobedo, Pedro;Park, Kyubin;Hollingworth, Liz;Misiūnienė, Jurga;Ivanova, Liena
Title: A cross-comparative international study on the concept of wisdom
Is part of: Gifted education international. London : Sage Publications, 2014, Vol. 30, no. 3
Extent: p. 228-236
Date: 2014
Note: Online ISSN 2047-9077
Keywords: Tarpkultūrinis palyginimas;Išmintingumas;Protingumas;Cross-cultural comparison;Wisdom
Abstract: The article aims to depict the most common ideas regarding wisdom from young people across different countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Republic of Korea and the United States. A questionnaire was administered to nearly 800 adolescents from these countries and comparisons by country and gender were made regarding participants’ perceptions of a wise man and a wise woman. Although differences were found between countries, more consistent differences by gender were reported. From a global perspective, factor analysis established three major traits to describe wise people: charismatic, goal oriented and unconventional. Also, participants consistently excluded a person from the concept of wise if they were poor, pessimistic, naïve or inconsistent. Results indicate a lack of values attached to the description of wisdom and it is argued that schools should foster the development of conceptions of wisdom as a desirable stage in human development that includes values such as justice, equity and respect for others. Difficulties in international comparative research are discussed
Affiliation(s): Psichologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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