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Academic Anxiety and Self-Esteem of Learning Disabled Children


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The present study aims to assess the influence of academic anxiety on self-esteem of learning disabled children. The total sample for the present study consistedofSO learning disabled children. The sample was selected from remedial centers / schools with remedial services m Ludhiana, Chandigarh, and Khanna. Only those children were selected who belonged to intact families and hadbeen formally diagnosed as learning disabled by a certified psychologist or remedial educationist and had been taking remediation for a period of at least 6 months. Cooper smith Inventories (School Form) by Cooper smith (1981) was used to assess self-esteem of learning disabled children. Academic Anxiety Scale by Smgh and Gupta (2009) was used to assess levels of academic anxiety among children. Results reflected that children with learning disability were found to be academically either highly anxious or less anxious. The learning disabled children who were having high self-esteem were found to have low academic anxiety in contrast to children having medium self-esteem.

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Self-Esteem, Learning Disabled Children and Academic Anxiety.
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Lata Sati
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Deepika Vig
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The present study aims to assess the influence of academic anxiety on self-esteem of learning disabled children. The total sample for the present study consistedofSO learning disabled children. The sample was selected from remedial centers / schools with remedial services m Ludhiana, Chandigarh, and Khanna. Only those children were selected who belonged to intact families and hadbeen formally diagnosed as learning disabled by a certified psychologist or remedial educationist and had been taking remediation for a period of at least 6 months. Cooper smith Inventories (School Form) by Cooper smith (1981) was used to assess self-esteem of learning disabled children. Academic Anxiety Scale by Smgh and Gupta (2009) was used to assess levels of academic anxiety among children. Results reflected that children with learning disability were found to be academically either highly anxious or less anxious. The learning disabled children who were having high self-esteem were found to have low academic anxiety in contrast to children having medium self-esteem.

Keywords


Self-Esteem, Learning Disabled Children and Academic Anxiety.