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ERIC Number: ED071030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 140
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Observable Student Behaviors as Indicators of Emotional Maladjustment and Reading Disability.
Wilf, Selma
Cognizant of certain recurring characteristics of emotional maladjustment, the author hypothesized (1) that no significant differences would be found between characteristics of emotional maladjustment related to reading disability and characteristics observed in a group of retarded readers and (2) that there would be no significant differences between characteristics observed in retarded readers regardless of the severity of reading disability. A hypothetical model of emotional maladjustment was devised, and the characteristics were defined in terms of the 20 categories of behaviors of the Burks' Behavior Rating Scales (BBRS). The 27 subjects were divided into two subgroups on the basis of the severity of reading retardation. The behaviors of the subjects in these subgroups were then compared with the hypothetical model and with each other. Analysis of the data resulted in the rejection of both hypotheses. It was therefore concluded that prior research did not provide a suitable basis for the development of the hypothetical model, that the severity of retardation was a significant factor in determining the characteristics of emotional maladjustment, and that a poor ego strength and poor attention behaviors rated on the BBRS occurred consistently among the most frequently observed behaviors. (Author/HS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University