ERIC Number: EJ724294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Social and Psychological Characteristics of Greek Secondary School Students with Learning Difficulties
Zafiriadis, Kiriakos; Livaditis, Miltos; Xenitidis, Kiriakos; Diamanti, Miranta; Tsatalmpasidou, Evgenia; Sigalas, Ioannis; Polemikos, Nikitas
Journal of Adolescence, v28 n6 p741-752 Dec 2005
In Greece there is an almost total lack of special education after the primary school (6th grade). This is a descriptive study that aimed to examine social, academic and psychological characteristics of secondary school students with a history of special placement during primary school. It compared 86 students with a placement (group A) with their 1284 schoolmates with no such placement history (group B) with respect to scores on School Adjustment Scale, Academic Motivation Self-Rating Inventory and Youth Self-Report. Group A presented more family social, academic and psychological problems such as: One-parent family, lower socioeconomic status, poor adjustment, low motivation and (especially for boys) high internalizing and externalizing scores. The high rates of failure and dropout of these students indicate that in Greece there is a need to set up appropriate services to help secondary school students with learning difficulties.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Learning Problems, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Psychological Characteristics, Student Adjustment, Psychological Patterns
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece