Title

Perceived Social Support and Self-Esteem in Adolescents with Learning Disabilities at a Private School

Publication Date

3-2008

Abstract

The article discusses the significance of social support in the development of an adolescent's self-esteem. Researchers believe that social support is a critical source of self-worth for developing adolescents. Perceptions of familial support may also be the single most powerful predictor of an adolescent's self-esteem and emotional problems. Individuals with learning disabilities are able to maintain a positive sense of global self-worth despite lower perception in academic domain.

Keywords

Learning disabled teenagers; Self-esteem in adolescence

Publication Title

Learning Disabilities -- A Contemporary Journal

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

33

Last Page

44

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