ERIC Number: ED396500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Relationship between Self-Concept and Reading Achievement Level of Reading Disabled Children Having an Average Level of Intelligence.
Young, Barbara N.
This study investigated the correlation between self-concept and reading achievement level in 20 reading-disabled students (mean age 10.3 years, mean grade level 4.75), having average intelligence. Self-concept was assessed using the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale and reading achievement level by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. A low positive (but not statistically significant) correlation was found between the total self-concept scores and the total reading achievement scores. A literature review examined the development of self-concept in the child and existing research on the relationship between academic achievement and self-concept for children with learning disabilities. Further studies with a larger sample size and more randomization are recommended. (Contains 58 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Counselors; Practitioners
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