ERIC Number: EJ793045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 37
Domain-Specific Ratings of Importance and Global Self-Worth of Children with Visual Impairments
Shapiro, Deborah R.; Moffett, Aaron; Lieberman, Lauren; Dummer, Gail M.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v102 n4 p232-244 Apr 2008
This study examined perceived competence; ratings of importance of physical appearance, athletic competence, and social acceptance; discrepancy scores; and global self-worth of 43 children with visual impairments. The findings revealed that the children discounted the importance of physical appearance, athletic competence, and social acceptance and had moderately high ratings of global, or overall, self-worth. The results are discussed in relation to understanding the effects of discounting strategies on domain-specific and overall self-esteem.
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Adolescents, Self Esteem, Interpersonal Competence, Athletics, Adolescent Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes, Physical Characteristics
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