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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare behavioral problems and test anxiety between normal students and students with learning disabilities (LD).
Materials & Methods: The present study was a causal-comparative research in which multistage cluster sampling was applied. To this end, first the students who were suspected to have LD were identified in regular schools. Their LD was later approved in LD testing centers. Normal students were matched in terms of gender, age and grade with the LD students. On the whole, 110 individuals i.e. 55 normal and 55 students with LD were studied. Conners Behavioral Problems Questionnaire (parent - teacher form) and Abolqasemi’s Test Anxiety Inventory (1996) were used to collect data. Data were analyzed by independent t-test and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA).
Results: The results showed that students with LD had more behavioral problems than normal students, especially in the subscale of social problems. Moreover, there was a significant difference between students with LD and normal students in terms of test anxiety students with LD had more test anxiety than normal students (P≤0.01).
Conclusion: Students with LD have more behavioral problems and test anxiety as compared to normal students, which may negatively influence their academic achievement and peer relationship.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2014/08/1 | Accepted: 2013/11/22