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ERIC Number: ED169738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Self-Perceptions of Ability, Expectations and Locus of Control in Elementary Learning Disabled Children.
Chapman, James W.; Boersma, Frederic J.
Affective development was investigated in 81 learning disabled (LD) and 81 normal achieving (control) children in grades 3-6. The Students' Perception of Ability Scale and the Projected Academic Performance Scale were used to assess academic self-concept and future achievement expectations. Academic locus of control was tapped by the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire. Strong differences were observed between the LD and control Ss on these three affective variables. The history of school failure which typifies LD students appeared to be associated with more negative self-perceptions of ability, external attributions of responsiblitity for school successes, and lower expectations of future success in academic tasks. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April, 1979)