Self-concept and vision impairment

a review

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Abstract

Positive self-concept has been identified as the means of facilitating desirable outcomes for all individuals. However, a growing body of research substantiates that adolescents are inclined to the development of a negative self-concept and adolescence is described as a phase of turbulence at its peak. When this convoluted stage is combined with a disability, the child is in a state of complete impediment and likely to develop a very poor self-concept. In the light of this, this review selects a type of disability, ‘vision impairment’ and extensively critiques the self-concept research studies in participants with vision impairment to date.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200–210
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Visual Impairment
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • adolescence
  • adolescents with vision impairment
  • children with vision impairment
  • disability
  • self-concept

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