ERIC Number: ED217631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Epidemiological Study of Learning Disabled Adolescents in Secondary Schools: Academic Self-Image and Attributions.
Deshler, Donald D.; And Others
One of a series of papers on a study of the environmental setting of learning disabled (LD) secondary students, the document reports findings on academic self image and attributions for academic failure of 234 LD, 222 low achieving (LA), and 215 normal achieving (NA) students. Ss were asked questions related to their satisfaction with school, their school performance, themselves as learners, reasons for dissatisfaction with school, and future school and job plans. Results included that LD students felt much better than LA students about their school performance, that LD students reported expectations of at least completing high school and obtaining jobs that would provide them with middle class incomes, and that LD students reported they learned things more slowly and in a different way than others. Tables with statistical data corresponding to questionnaire items are provided. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 714-721.