ERIC Number: EJ722270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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The Strategies Adopted by Dutch Children with Dyslexia to Maintain Their Self-Esteem When Teased at School
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n5 p411-423 Sep-Oct 2005
This article reports on a study of children's narratives about the relationships between dyslexia and being teased at school and explores the dynamics between dyslexia, being bullied, self-esteem, and psychosocial problems. We reconstructed four profiles of inner logic in the children's reactions to being teased or humiliated as a consequence of their dyslexia. Most children with dyslexia protect themselves against teasing and feeling worthless by concealing both their emotions and their academic failures. Others, however, concentrate on their academic progress, and their self-esteem seems to be strengthened by fighting against dyslexia.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Self Esteem, Bullying, Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands