Insights into self-concept of the adolescents who are visually impaired in India

Santoshi Halder, Poulomee Datta

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Abstract

The study aims to explore the nature of selected domains of self-concept (namely behaviour, Intellectual and school status, physical appearance and attributes, anxiety, happiness and satisfaction) of the sighted adolescents and the adolescents with a visual impairment. The sample (N = 160) have been drawn by simple random sampling from 100 sighted adolescents and 60 adolescents who are visually impaired from the selected schools of West Bengal (Eastern Part of India). Mean, Standard Deviation and Student's t-test has been computed for analyses of data. Significant differences were noted among the adolescents who are sighted and visually impaired with respect to the overall self-concept scores including the domains namely physical appearance, popularity, happiness and satisfaction. The results of this study will assist parents, advocacy groups and special educators to comprehend the areas in which the sighted students and students with visual impairment need help and support, in order to develop positive self-concept. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Special Education
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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