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ERIC Number: ED171413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Self-Concept of Children with Speech Disabilities.
Drummond, Robert J.
The purpose of this study was to compare the self concept and achievement motivation of children with speech disabilities undergoing therapy and children with normal speech patterns. A total of 35 boys and 20 girls in grades one through four, from three elementary schools, were selected as having speech problems. A random sample of children without speech problems was selected as a control group. All of the subjects were administered the Self-Concept and Motivation Inventory (SCAMIN). First and second graders were administered the lower elementary form while the third and fourth graders were administered the later elementary form. The examiner read each item and then asked the students to mark the nose on the face, one of five faces, which represented how they really felt inside. The test yielded six scores for each individual: three related to self concept and three to motivation. From comparing the mean SCAMIN scores of the two groups by grade and sex, it was found that: (1) the higher the grade level, the greater the difference between self concept scores of those with speech problems and those with normal patterns; (2) the scores on achievement motivation were higher, but not significantly higher, for the control group; and (3) girls in therapy tended to have higher mean scores on the self concept and achievement motivation scales than boys in therapy. The results partially support the idea that speech difficulties tend to impair self confidence. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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