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ERIC Number: EJ880259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
In an EBD Population Do Looked after Children Have Specific Needs Relating to Resilience, Self-Perception and Attainment?
Jackson, Emily; Whitehead, Juliet; Wigford, Angie
Educational Psychology in Practice, v26 n1 p69-77 Mar 2010
Poor outcomes for Looked After Children (LAC) in relation to non-LAC have been well established by research. However, a small minority of LAC do achieve positive outcomes despite having experienced a number of risk factors. It is the process of resilience which is thought to enable individuals to experience positive outcomes. This study focused on a population of children in a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD). The study explored whether LAC would exhibit any differences in attainment, resilience and self-perceptions in comparison with non-LAC. The Weschler Individual Achievement Test, Second Edition (WIAT-II), Resiliency Scales questionnaires and "All About Me" questionnaires were used to measure academic attainment, resilience and self-perception, respectively. The study suggests that there are variables on which LAC can be differentiated from the EBD population of children. It was found that LAC had lower levels of resilience in comparison to their peers. The LAC also used different types of descriptions when talking about themselves; they were more likely to perceive themselves in terms of positive relations with others, than in terms of their own qualities. Furthermore, the LAC showed higher levels of attainment than their peers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test