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Adolescent coping: Differences in the styles and strategies used by learning disabled compared to non learning disabled adolescents

Cheshire, Gregory L. & Campbell, Marilyn A. (1997) Adolescent coping: Differences in the styles and strategies used by learning disabled compared to non learning disabled adolescents. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 7(1), pp. 65-73.

Abstract

This study compared the coping strategies and styles of 30 learning disabled adolescents with 30 non learning disabled adolescents matched in age, gender and ethnicity from a large urban high school in Queensland. Results showed that the learning disabled adolescents use some different coping styles and strat¬egies to their non learning disabled peers. The learning disabled group showed less tendency to relax, or work to achieve goals. They tended not to focus on the positive and not to attempt to solve problems. Rather they exhibited a higher tendency to use wishful thinking and believed that they could not cope. Cogni¬tive and social skills deficits are proposed as the likely contributors to the dif¬ferences. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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ID Code: 4324
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: adolescent, disability, learning disabled, coping, problem solving
ISSN: 1037-2911
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Australian Academic Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 22:39

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