Validation of the Gifted Rating Scales-School Form in China

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Li H., Pfeiffer S. I., Petscher Y., Kurntepe A. T., Mo G.

GIFTED CHILD QUARTERLY, vol.52, no.2, pp.160-169, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0016986208315802
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-169
  • Keywords: gifted rating scales, Chinese children, reliability, validity, HONG-KONG, TEACHER, ACHIEVEMENT, JUDGMENTS, STUDENTS, PERFORMANCE, VALIDITY, CHILDREN, INDEXES
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The Gifted Rating Scales-School Form (GRS-S), a teacher-completed rating scale, is designed to identify five types of giftedness and motivation. This study examines the reliability and validity of a Chinese-translated version of the GRS-S with a sample of Chinese elementary and middle school students (N = 499). The Chinese GRSS was found to have high internal consistency. Results of the confirmatory factor analysis corroborated the six-factor solution of the original GRS-S. Comparison of the GRS-S scores and measures of academic performance provide preliminary support for the criterion validity of the Chinese-translated GRS-S. Significant age and gender differences on the Chinese GRS-S were found. Results provide preliminary support for the Chinese version of the GRS-S as a reliable and valid measure of giftedness for Chinese students.