ERIC Number: ED289285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
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Social Stereotyping in Children with Learning Disabilities: Myth or Reality?
Hoyle, Sally G.; Serafica, Felicisima C.
Actual and perceived social relations and teacher ratings of social competence in 20 learning disabled (LD) and 20 nonLD children (mean age 11 years) were investigated. A sociometric group included 200 nonLD children in classrooms attended by both groups. Children completed sociometric and social network questionnaires along with the Perceived Competence Scale. Homeroom teachers completed the Behavior Problem Checklist and the Teacher's Version of the Perceived Competence Scale. Results revealed that LD and nonLD children did not differ in the number of unilateral friendship nominations received, reciprocal nominations, liking ratings received, or social networks. LD children rated themselves lower than nonLD children on cognitive and social competence and general self-esteem. LD children were rated by their teachers as having more behavior problems and lower social competence. The stereotype of LD students as socially rejected was not supported. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Baltimore, MD, April 23-26, 1987).