Examining the self-concept of groups of students (gifted, gifted learning disabled, learning disabled, and regular class)
The present study was an examination of the differences in 15 self-concept domains among special groups of adolescent students. Two self-concept scales were used: the Self-Perception Profile for Learning Disabled Students (SPPLD) and the Pyryt Mendaglio Self-Perception Survey (PMSPS). The sample consisted of 54 students who were gifted, 30 as having learning disabilities, 21 students who were gifted and had learning disabilities, and 43 regular class students. Correlations between two self-concept scales were also observed as a measure of concurrent validity. Results from the SPPLD revealed that students who had learning disabilities were significantly different from other groups of students on perceived general intellectual ability as well as perceived reading competence. No differences on the self-concept domains were found for the PMS PS across the groups of students. Correlations between self-concept scales suggest similar constructs were measured, confirming validity of results.
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Fukuda, E. (2004). Examining the self-concept of groups of students (gifted, gifted learning disabled, learning disabled, and regular class) (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca. doi:10.11575/PRISM/21520