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ERIC Number: EJ761814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Loneliness, Peer Acceptance, and Family Functioning of Chinese Children with Learning Disabilities: Characteristics and Relationships
Yu, Guoliang; Zhang, Yaming; Yan, Rong
Psychology in the Schools, v42 n3 p325-331 Mar 2005
Although children with learning disabilities are often considered to be a heterogeneous group, they are always situated in specific social surroundings such as schools and families with which they interact dynamically in everyday life. Therefore, peer acceptance and family functioning may be related to the loneliness experienced by children with learning disabilities. This study explores the characteristics of loneliness and peer acceptance among children with learning disabilities and discusses the relationships among loneliness, peer acceptance, and family functioning. The results indicate that children with learning disabilities reported higher degrees of loneliness, but lower levels of peer acceptance; significant correlations existed between peer acceptance and loneliness, and between peer acceptance and family functioning; however, no significant correlations were found between loneliness and family functioning. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China