The chance of gifted intelligent students’ success in career

Rini Sugiarti, Fendy Suhariadi, Erwin Erlangga

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It is found that in some cases in the working world, workers who tend to have satisfactory academic achievement did not always have a career as bright as their intellectual capacity. This study employed a qualitative-phenomenological approach which is aimed to describe the chance of gifted intelligent students’ success in a career. The method used is an interview. The subject in this study were gifted intelligent students who lived in a dormitory. It is found that soft skill is the quality of interpersonal and personal attribute that influences success at work. This study has identified 10 soft skills that are believed to be the most critical and necessary to be mastered in order to gain success in a career for gifted intelligent students. The ten soft skills are continuous learning, right orientation and futuristic thinking, effort and responsibility, hardworking, actively asking the question, enthusiastic, self-management, positive vibes to team or classmates, empathy, and respect to others. From the result, in conclusion, the chance of career success of gifted intelligent students is closely related to their soft skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018


  • Gifted intelligent students
  • Soft skill
  • Success in career


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