ERIC Number: ED217634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Epidemiological Study of Learning Disabled Adolescents in Secondary Schools: Social Status, Peer Relationships, Activities In and Out of School, and Time Use.
Deshler, Donald D.; And Others
The study, part of a series on learning disabled (LD) adolescents, was designed to examine the differences between LD (N=234), low achieving (LA, N=222), and normal achieving (NA, N=215) students on various indices of social interactions and activities in secondary school settings. Study instruments contained questions relating to peer relationships, involvement in school and out of school nonacademic activities, and time use. LD and LA students were less involved in completing school work at home or in school activities; and more apt to spend time alone entertaining themselves, watching television, or hanging around the neighborhood than NA students. Findings indicated that LD adolescents are not social isolates, but they appear to be treated the same as their peers who also experienced difficulties in school. Tables with statistical data related to questionnaire responses are included. (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.