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"I dislike my body, I am unhappy, but my parents are not disappointed in me": self-esteem in young women with dyslexia
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för individ och samhälle, Avd för psykologi och organisationsstudier.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-8562-5610
TV4 Sverige AB, Division of Marketing and Advertising, Stockholm, Sweden.
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society, Department och Criminology, Sweden.
2014 (Engelska)Ingår i: Applied Psychological Research Journal, ISSN 2057-570X, Vol. 1, nr 1, s. 50-58Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Strong self-esteem is related to good psychological health. Dyslexia has a negative effect on self-esteem, but this effect depends on support levels at home and/or school. Women with dyslexia are an under investigated group, and it has been suggested that female dyslexics should be given special attention from teachers with a view to improving their self-esteem. This paper set out to compare levels of self-esteem in women with dyslexia and normative women, and to investigate relationships between dyslexic problems and self-esteem.

Method: It was hypothesized that women with dyslexia would have a weaker self-esteem. We have assessed dyslexia, using a Swedish battery of standardised pedagogical, IQ, and neuropsychological tests, and the self-esteem of twelve young women (mean age 19 years; range 16-30), using a Swedish questionnaire that distinguishes between different dimensions of self-esteem (physical characteristics, talents and gifts, psychological health, relationships with parents and family, and relationships with others). Comparative (t-tests) and correlational (Pearson’s correlations and stepwise multiple regression analyses) statistical methods were performed.

Results: The study subjects had a weaker self-esteem than that of a normative sample of females (N = 313) in all dimensions, except for the dimension of relationships with parents and family. Spelling ability was related to "Physical characteristics" (negative) and to "Relations with parents and family" (positive). Moreover, speed of reading was related to "Psychological health" (positive).

Conclusions: The use of questionnaires that distinguish between different dimensions of self-esteem and a larger sample is recommended in future studies.

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Coventry University: Open Journal Systems , 2014. Vol. 1, nr 1, s. 50-58
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Dyslexia; Self-esteem (Jag tycker jag är); Adolescent and young females
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Psykologi (exklusive tillämpad psykologi)
Forskningsämne
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP, Psykologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5847DOI: 10.18552/aprj.v1i1.136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-5847DiVA, id: diva2:683798
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http://e-learning.coventry.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/j1/article/view/136/137

Tidskriften kom ut med det första numret den 6 jan 14. 

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