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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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CARNEIRO, Gabriela Raeder da Silva; MARTINELLI, Selma de Cássia and SISTO, Fermino Fernandes. Self-concept and learning disabilities of writing. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2003, vol.16, n.3, pp.427-434. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722003000300002.
The self-concept as the individual's perception of himself has been considered in the literature as a multidimensional construct and as one of the most influential emotional aspect in learning disabilities. So, the aim of this study was to verify if there were significant differences between the levels of learning disabilities related to writing and general, school, social, family and personal self-concepts. Two scales were used, the first assessing the level of learning disabilities of writing and the other assessing self-concept. The sample was composed by 277 9-10 years old students, of both genders, from the third grade of elementary school. The results showed that the learning disabilities of writing are significantly related with general self-concept and with school self-concept, suggesting that the increase of learning disabilities levels means decrease of general and school self-concepts.
Keywords : Learning disabilities; self-concept; writing.