ERIC Number: ED368125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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The Differences of Self-Concept of the Labeled and Non-Labeled Student.
Muse, Anita F.
This study sought to determine if there is a difference in the self-concept of students who are labeled or nonlabeled as having a disabling condition. Subjects in the study were 50 general education Chicago (Illinois) students (ages 12-15) and 50 special education students labeled as having learning disabilities, educable mental handicap, or social/emotional disturbance. Administration of the IMAGE Survey to the subjects revealed that, overall, there were no significant differences in self-concept, though 11 of the 27 survey statements did reveal self-concept differences between the two groups. The study concluded that: (1) special education students have a lower opinion of themselves in terms of personal appearance; (2) special education students often get discouraged before a goal is accomplished; (3) special education students do not view their work as being the best they can do and therefore do not feel proud of it; and (4) special education students often feel that their success on tests is due to luck instead of ability. (Contains 10 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL