Psychological Well-Being among Gifted Students at the National Gifted Center in Malaysia


Psychological well-being refers to how people evaluate their lives. According to Diener (1997), these evaluations may be in the form of cognitions or in the form of effect. The cognitive part is an information based appraisal of one’s life that is when a person gives conscious evaluative judgments about one’s satisfaction with life as a whole. The effective part is a hedonic evaluation guided by emotions and feelings such as frequency with which people experience pleasant/unpleasant moods in reaction to their lives. Thus, people have a level of subjective well-being even if they do not often consciously think about it, and the psychological system offers virtually a constant evaluation of what is happening to the person. In this paper we have defined psychological well-being in terms of internal experience of the respondent and their own perception of their lives. This research focused both on momentary moods and long term states of their mental well-being. Besides that, the purpose of this study is to identify the level of psychological Well-being among Gifted Students in PERMATApintarTM National Centre, National University of Malaysia. A total of 61 gifted students participated using a questionnaire as a research tool. The analysis showed that the level of psychological Well-being among Gifted Students at the National of gifted center is high. The implications are also are revealed at the end of the discussion.

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Noorlin Maaulot, PERMATApintar College, Malaysia
Roslina Ahmad Faisal, PERMATApintar College, Malaysia
Noriah Mohamad Ishak, PERMATApintar College, Malaysia
Nur Nadiah Lani, PERMATApintar College, Malaysia
Ong Sy Ing, PERMATApinatr College, Malaysia

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Conference: ACP2015
Stream: Psychology and Education

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