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ERIC Number: EJ1096299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
The Effect of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Specific Learning Disorders and Hyperactivity and Attention Deficits on the Student-Teacher Relationship (Incidencia de Trastornos del Espectro Autista, Síndrome Down, Dificultades Específicas de Aprendizaje, y el TDAH en la Relación Alumno-Profesor)
Prino, Laura Elvira; Pasta, Tiziana; Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v14 n1 p89-106 Apr 2016
Introduction: Despite the clear relevance of the Student-teacher relationship, studies have rarely encompassed subjects with special education needs. Our study focused on the differences perceived by teachers in their relationships with these students. Method: We described the results obtained with different groups of children with special education needs: ASDs (N = 14), Down Syndrome (N = 18), Learning Disorders (N = 38) and children with hyperactive behaviors and attention deficits (N = 56). Results from each group were then compared with those obtained by children with typical development (N = 254). The teachers were asked to fill out the "Student-Teacher Relationship Scale" (STRS). Results: Our study found that the social bonds formed by children with special needs differ for at least one relational aspect from those formed by children taken from the Control Group, the sole exception being children with Down's Syndrome. Discussion and Conclusion: The Closeness dimension was hampered in the case of children who suffered from ASDs, attention deficits or hyperactive behaviors. Furthermore, the relationships with the latter group of children were characterized by a higher level of conflict and dependency. Children with Learning Disorders also suffered an increase in the dependency dimension.
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Teacher Relationship Scale
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