The latest updates on the research project will be available shortly

The latest updates on the research project will be available shortly

Background

The research project, which represents the first substantial study of the cognitive decision-making processes of high ability adolescents, is necessary to better assist and support the often sub-optimal career decisions of members of this group. High ability adolescents are a group worthy of special interest and investment, as they may have the greatest potential to contribute to, and advance, the different occupational/career fields, and relatedly, to have the greatest impact on the work and non-work lives of others.

It is anticipated that the findings of the research project may enable a more complete understanding of the reasons why high ability adolescents are not taking full advantage of the available career opportunities. Such information may be used by various stakeholders (e.g., educators, psychologists, counsellors, families, policymakers) to ensure that this group more fully realise their potential in their work lives.