The Self-Concept of Dyslexic Students in the Greek Primary School: The Role of Family

By:
Maria Dimakopoulou,
Giota Xanthakou,
Asst Prof Nikos Andreadakis,
Dr Aggeliki Tagalou,
Nikos Kladis
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The present study, which is part of a wider research, aims at defining the degree of influence of the socioeconomic status and educational level of family (father’s – mother’s) on the development of self-concept of dyslexic students. It took place , last year, at the Greek Primary School, in 120 students aged between 10 to 12 years old. Self-concept is defined as the ensemble of knowledge, convictions, perceptions and feelings one has for himself. The phenomenon of dyslexia is considered to be mostly the problem of elaboration of written speech.

For the purpose of the study was used the Makri-Mpotsari’s instrument (Π.A.T.E.M. II, 2001) based on S.Harter’s Self Perception Profile for children (1985), standardized at the Greek student population. The axons of the instrument, which constructing the meaning of self concept, refers to the following areas: a) school achievement, b) relationships with peers, c) athletic competence d) physical appearance e) behavior and f) self-esteem.

Findings reveal that there is statistically significant difference among dyslexic students who have higher degree of influence of the socioeconomic status and educational level of family to those who do not have.


Keywords: Self Concept, Dyslexic Student, Primary School
Stream: Teaching and Learning
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Self-Concept of Dyslexic Students in the Greek Primary School, The


Maria Dimakopoulou

Phd candidate University of Aegean, Primary Education Department, University of Aegean
Rhodes, Greece


Giota Xanthakou

Assistant Professor, University of Aegean
Rhodes, Greece


Asst Prof Nikos Andreadakis

Assistant Professor, University of Grete
Crete, Greece


Dr Aggeliki Tagalou

Phd Student, University of Athens, Primary Education Department, University of Athens
Rhodes, Greece


Nikos Kladis

Phd candidate University of Aegean, Primary Education Department, University of Aegean
Rhodes, Greece


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