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A study of self perception and academic performance of students with special needs into mainstreamed public secondary schools in Nigeria

DO Fareo

Abstract


The study investigated the influence of types of exceptionality on the self perception of students with special needs. It examined the influence of sex of students with special needs on their self perception. It also compared the academic performance of male and female students with special needs. One instrument named Self Perception of Students with Special Needs (SPSSN) and the Examination Records (ER) were used fir the collection of data. The results showed exceptionality types of students with special needs had influence on their self perception. However, the result revealed that sex of students with special needs had no significant influence on their self perception. Also, there was no significant difference between academic performance of male and female students with special needs. The study concluded that students with special needs were yet to be integrated into public secondary schools, and this could affect their self perception and academic performance.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ifep.v19i1.64617
AJOL African Journals Online