Explaining the link between poor reading and poor academic self-concept

Explaining the link between poor reading and poor academic self-concept

We have tested 75 children with poor reading for three types of reading impairments:

  • visible: poor phonological decoding, poor sight word reading; less visible: poor reading comprehension
  • two types of perceived negative feedback (from self, from others)
  • four types of self-concept (academic, social, parent-home, general)
  • three cognitive impairments that often co-occur with poor reading and poor self-concept that will be co-varied out of the analysis (lspoken language, attention, intelligence).

Thus far, the results support the hypothesis that visible reading problems lead to increase feedback about one’s self which lead to low academic self concept.

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