Phoenix International Research

And when I Grew Up?

We would like to invite you to join our research team…

Considering the enthusiasm that this project arouses, we decided to open it to other researchers. This project started with a few countries, but now we are about sixteen. All of us are members of various international gifted organizations and universities.

This research intends to study socioemotional aspects of gifted/high ability adults.

The anonymous questionnaire was developed by an international team of researchers led by Dr. Susana Graciela Pérez Barrera, director of the high ability/giftedness research team (GIAHSD) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at UDE, in Montevideo, Uruguay. The study seeks to obtain data related to the identification process and how adults experienced it, as well as to understand the attitudes and feelings of adults with giftedness already identified or in the identification process from different countries. In addition, we believe this research would help to recognize, accept, and value the entire large community of people with giftedness worldwide. In each country where the research is conducted, a researcher is responsible for collecting the data and answering possible questions that participants may have.

The participants are invited to read the Informed Consent Terms, which guarantees compliance with internationally recognized research ethics standards and then to answer the questions in the most sincerely and utterly possible way.

Minimum number of participants by country: none

Google form questionnaire: 40 questions approximately.

Completion: 15-20 minutes.

Who can join: teachers, researchers, practitioners, students of giftedness willing to develop a serious, and committed work. For the moment, we have no funds, and our work is completely voluntary.

Tasks: translate the questionnaire into the language of your country, send and receive questionnaires, compile results, participate in some Zoom meetings and if you wish, to present the international and/or national results in various international/national conference as a team.

Deadline: February 15th  to join the group. Questionnaires will be sent from March 15th  through April 30th 2023.

If you have access to gifted adults and are interested, please contact Dr. Susana Perez Barrera at  or Andrée Therrien at and add a phone number to join the group on WhatsApp.

Thank you for your collaboration,

The Phoenix International Research team