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Title: Academic achievements and social competence of students with physical disabilities
Authors: Mazhar, Maria
Keywords: Social skills
Physical disabilities
M.Phil Thesis
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: University of Management and Technology Lahore
Abstract: Social skills are highly relevant to academic success and increase a student’s academic performance during a school career. The relationship between academic achievements and social competence of students with physical disabilities in special education schools is studied in this research. Physically disabled children isolated from our society. They face many problems in their daily life. Due to continuous ignorance they become frustrate and sometime hostile to the society. The study was designed to identify the academic achievements and social competence of these children in respect to their class level, gender and parents education. The present study is descriptive in its nature. The study was conducted on a sample of 130 students with physical disabilities of fifth or eighth classes enrolled in special education schools in Punjab province. Academic achievements of sample students were gained through the result of fifth and eighth classes exams conducted by the directorate of special education. While Rabbani Social Skills Rating Scale (RSSRS) was used for assessing social competence of students with physical disabilities. The review of related literature covered the topics such as concept of academic achievements and social competence, the value of social responsibility for the parents and the teachers and how it can be promoted in the classroom. The data was analyzed by using SPSS. In a nut shell, social competence is suggested by this study is a powerful foreteller for academic achievement. Based on the findings of this study, it is highly suggested that a corroborative and encouraging behavior should be adopted and promoted by the parents and teachers to increase social competence and academic achievements.
Description: Supervised by:Dr. Abdul Hameed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2410
Appears in Collections:Department of Education

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