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ERIC Number: EJ797658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Perceived Social Support and Self-Esteem in Adolescents with Learning Disabilities at a Private School
LaBarbera, Robin
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v6 n1 p33-44 2008
This study evaluated perceived social support and self-esteem in 66 students who attended a private school for students with learning disabilities. Results from a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that support from parents predicted 35% of the variance in global self-worth. Support from classmates, close friends, and teachers did not make significantly unique contributions to self-worth above and beyond support from parents. Further, results of t-tests indicated that students reported significantly higher scores on several domains of self-esteem, including general intellectual competence and global self-worth, compared to their peers with learning disabilities in a public school. Implications of the results are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A