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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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OKANO, Cynthia Barroso; LOUREIRO, Sonia Regina; LINHARES, Maria Beatriz Martins  and  MARTURANO, Edna Maria. Children with learning difficulties attending a psychopedagogic school program: evaluation of self-concept. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2004, vol.17, n.1, pp. 121-128. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722004000100015.

The objective of the present study was to assess the self-concept of 40 children of both sexes aged 7 to 10 years, enrolled in 1st and 2nd grade in a public school in the municipality of Uberaba, MG, of at least medium low intellectual level, divided into two groups: G1, consisting of 20 children with learning difficulties who were enrolled in a complementary program denoted Alternative Teaching in addition to the regular school program, and G2, consisting of 20 children with no learning difficulties, enrolled in a regular school program with good performance. The instruments used were: Progressive Color Matrices - Childhood Raven - Special Scale and the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale-Revised Manual. G1 children were found to have significantly lower overall self-concept and intellectual status scores, as well as significantly lower popularity than G2 children.

Keywords : Self-concept; school performance; learning difficulties [children].

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