Resilience and Academic Underachievement in Gifted Students: Causes, Consequences and Strategic Methods of Prevention and Intervention

Arhondoula Alexopoulou, Alexandra Batsou, Athanasios Drigas


Extensive research and numerous reviews have been conducted in the last years, concerning gifted students. The present review aims at investigating the special personality traits of the resilient gifted students, targeting to the development of strategic methods of prevention and intervention, to enhance the resilience of those in danger of academic underachievement. Many research questions concerning resilience, stress, adaptation, protective factors, intelligence and connections to mental health emerged through the procedure of the systematic review. The evidence found substantiates that the enhancement of resilience in gifted students, is of major importance to help them overcome difficulties in family, school and social environments, thus resulting to the establishment of good physical and mental health.


Resilience, giftedness, intelligence, adaptation, underachievement, stress, methods of intervention, prevention, self-resulting, positive psychology

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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