M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Inclusive education; Learning disabled children; Self-esteem in children
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to compare the self-esteem of students with learning disabilities who were being placed in different settings, such as inclusive classrooms, self-contained classrooms, and resource rooms. Students who were classified and eligible for special education under the category of specific learning disabilities participated in this study. Three groups of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students with a total of 82 students were surveyed. The survey consisted of ten statements related to the students' perceptions of themselves. The surveys were administered individually to the three groups of students. All responses of the survey were collected and analyzed using the SPSS program. The mean and standard deviation of each statement from each group were computed. An ANOVA analysis was also used to compare differences among the three groups. The results of this study indicate that class placement does not affect the self-esteem of students with learning disabilities significantly.
Cooper, Kara A., "A comparison study on self-esteem of students with learning disabilities in different educational placements" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1278.