Home
Science
I.T.
Arts

Factors Affecting The Academic Performance Of Students At Risk With Learning Disabilities: Basis For Designing A Supportive Classroom Environment  


Abstract Category: Education
Course / Degree: Ph.D. Mgmt
Institution / University: Capitol University, Philippines
Published in: 2011


Dissertation Abstract / Summary:

The main purpose of this study  was to determine  the specific learning disabilities, level of self efficacy , self esteem  multiple intelligences, parent  and teacher’s  involvement of students at risks with learning disabilities and their relationships to academic performance of  high school students at risk with learning disabilities in order to design a supportive classroom environment for these children. 

This study was based on the theory   that academic performance of students at risk with learning disabilities is dependent on the self-efficacy, self-esteem, multiple intelligences and parents and teachers’ involvement. The self-efficacy includes general self efficacy and social self efficacy. The multiple intelligences   includes   the   Linguistic   Intelligence, Logical-Mathematical  Intelligence, Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence , Musical Intelligenc, Interpersonal Intelligence , Intrapersonal Intelligence , Spatial Intelligence , and Naturist Intelligence. This study hypothesized that there is significant relationship between self-efficacy, self-esteem, multiple intelligence, parents and teachers’ involvement to the academic performance of students at risk with learning disabilities.

The research design was descriptive using cross tabulation technique. The study was conducted at GCCNHS, Gingoog City . The  respondents of the study involved the thirty four ( 34 ) students at risk with LD. Five ( 5 ) sets of questionnaires were being administered to gather the needed data such as the Self efficacy Scale, Barksdale Self-esteem Evaluation  Index ( SEI), Multiple Intelligence Developmental Assessment ( MIDAS)  and Parent Involvement Checklist.  Each questionnaire has undergone the test of validity and reliability. The statistical tool used were frequency, percentage, weighted mean and cross tabulation  analysis.

It is concluded  that most of the second year students at risk with learning disabilities have mild dyslexia, mild dyscalculia and mild dysgraphia . These students have suffered low general self efficacy, low and lack of social self efficacy and all of them have lack of self –esteem. Each of these students possesses different types of intelligences and although the said intelligences are low still, none of them has linguistic and logical intelligences and most of them have average general academic performance. The  general   self –efficacy and social self efficacy, self esteem, multiple intelligences do not significantly affect the academic performance of the students. However, teachers' support and attitude affect much to students' academic performance. While there is a low correlation between  parents involvement and general self –efficacy and between parent involvement and multiple intelligences, the kind of parental  involvement of the students do not affect the social self efficacy, self esteem, and academic performance of the students.

From this conclusion, the supportive classroom environment intended for students at risks with learning disabilities are consist of the following; knowledge about LD, establishing learning centers like reading centers, writing/ spelling centers, multiple intelligence centers, parent involvement nook, teachers’ attitude, academic performance update, remedial reading intervention, accommodations and classroom size. With the right interventions in reading with  parents, teachers and administrators’ support, these children with LD can succeed in their lives and become worthwhile individuals in the community and country.


Dissertation Keywords/Search Tags:
Learning Disabilities, at risk, classroom environment, parents and teachers' support, intelligences, self-efficacy, self-esteem

This Dissertation Abstract may be cited as follows:
No user preference. Please use the standard reference methodology.


Submission Details: Dissertation Abstract submitted by SUSAN TAN APAREJO from Philippines on 07-Jan-2012 15:58.
Abstract has been viewed 9525 times (since 7 Mar 2010).

SUSAN TAN APAREJO Contact Details: Email: sweet-susie39@yahoo.com



Disclaimer
Great care has been taken to ensure that this information is correct, however ThesisAbstracts.com cannot accept responsibility for the contents of this Dissertation abstract titled "Factors Affecting The Academic Performance Of Students At Risk With Learning Disabilities: Basis For Designing A Supportive Classroom Environment". This abstract has been submitted by SUSAN TAN APAREJO on 07-Jan-2012 15:58. You may report a problem using the contact form.
© Copyright 2003 - 2021 of ThesisAbstracts.com and respective owners.


Copyright © Thesis Abstract | Dissertation Abstracts Thesis Library 2003-2021.
by scope.com.mt @ website design