ERIC Number: EJ1095653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Examining Prediction Models of Giving up within a Resource-Based Framework of Coping in Primary School Students with and without Learning Disabilities
Skues, Jason L.; Cunningham, Everarda G.; Theiler, Stephen S.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v63 n2 p224-245 2016
This study tests a proposed model of coping outcomes for 290 primary school students in Years 5 and 6 (mean age = 11.50 years) with and without learning disabilities (LDs) within a resource-based framework of coping. Group-administered educational and intelligence tests were used to screen students for LDs. Students also completed a questionnaire measuring coping resources, namely student engagement and internal control as well as outcome measures of coping styles and inability to cope. Structural equation modelling revealed that student engagement promoted the use of productive coping strategies for both groups and that this relationship was partially mediated by internal control. Internal control also partially mediated the relationship between student engagement and non-productive coping for students without LDs. Furthermore, less reliance on productive and greater reliance on non-productive coping strategies, respectively, predicted more of a tendency to not cope or give up in both groups.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Learning Disabilities, Coping, Intelligence Tests, Screening Tests, Disability Identification, Questionnaires, Learner Engagement, Self Control, Structural Equation Models, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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