ERIC Number: ED370284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Social-Emotional Factors in Students with and without Learning Disabilities.
Hall, Cathy W.; And Others
This study examined whether students with learning disabilities (LD) differed from general education (NLD) students in terms of depressive symptomatology, causal attributions for success and failure, self-concept, and locus of control. Eighty-two students in grades 4, 5, and 6 participated in the study. Subjects were given the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Scale, the Children's Depression Inventory, the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control scale, the Self-Esteem Inventory, the Children's Intervention Rating Scale, and a questionnaire concerning their special education placement. Significant differences were found between the LD and NLD students in all areas. Only locus of control produced a significant difference among grade levels. Analysis indicated that 68 percent of the students were not told why they were placed in special education. Individual differences were present in student perceptions of the special education program. (Contains 29 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attribution Theory, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Disturbances, Incidence, Individual Differences, Intermediate Grades, Learning Disabilities, Locus of Control, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Social Adjustment, Social Development, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (25th, Washington, DC, April 13-17, 1993).