ERIC Number: EJ1162768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Changes in Domain Specific Self-Perception amongst Young People with Intellectual Disability: A Longitudinal Study
O'Byrne, Clara; Muldoon, Orla T.
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v33 n1 p59-72 2018
This study examines the changes that occur in multidimensional self-concept of adolescents with a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, across gender and category of intellectual disability (borderline, mild, moderate) groups. A sample of 54 young people completed the Harter Self-Perception Profile. Using a three-wave longitudinal study conducted during their first year in a segregated special second-level school, stability and change in multiple domains of self-perception were examined. Findings indicate that gender and level of cognitive function are important variables in changes in self-perception across time, highlighting the heterogeneous nature of the special school population.
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Self Concept, Gender Differences, Severity (of Disability), Longitudinal Studies, Special Schools, Cognitive Ability, Attitude Change, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Writing Skills, Spelling, Human Body, Value Judgment, Social Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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