SELF-CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS By Dr.S.Vijayavardhini[1] and M.Sivakumar[2]

Abstract

The term self-concept refers to ones their own perception of their abilities, unique qualities etc. It is changeable as the person grows older his/her self-perceptions become make more organized. It includes beliefs, their own mental picture of themselves, such as I am beautiful, I am hard working, I am strong etc, and therefore naturally a person’s self-concept will have its impact on his personal, social and academic endeavors. In this context the investigator felt to find out the relationship between self-concept and academic achievement of Hearing Impaired students. For the people of the study the investigator identified 83 hearing impaired students and collected the data using a standardized tool developed by Dr. Rajkumar Saraswat. The collected data was analyzed by using appropriate statistical techniques like percentages and Pearson’s Product-Moment method. The results of the study revealed that there is a positive correlation between self-concept and academic achievement of Hearing Impaired students.          

[1] Assistant professor,  Department of Education, Dravidian University, Kuppam

[2] M.Ed. Student (2013-14), Department of Education, Dravidian University, Kuppam

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