This study has aimed at identifying efficacy of a training program to improve the skills of self-determination and academic achievement among students with learning disabilities. It is a quasi-experimental study. The researcher has prepared a measure of self-determination and applied it to 40 students from students with learning disabilities of the third and fourth grades who are aged (8-10) years of males and females in public schools in Jordan. Individuals of the study have been distributed into two groups: the experimental group and the control group; the study sample has consisted of 20 parents and teachers of students with learning disabilities in the experimental group. The researcher has also prepared a training program based on self-learning model for self-determination (SDLMI). The data have been analyzed and the results have showed a statistically significant differences between the scores of Individuals of study sample for the two groups: experimental and control on a scale of the post self-determination of the self-determination skills favoring the experimental group of students with learning disabilities. Moreover, the results of the study have also showed a statistically significant effect between the scores of Individuals of the study sample for the two groups: experimental; and control on tests of the post academic achievement favoring the experimental group. The results have also pointed out a statistically significant effect between the responses of parents and teachers of students with learning disabilities to measure the post self-determination.
Gharib, Reem and Smadi, Jamil
"Efficacy of A Training Program to Improve the Skills of Self-Determination and Academic Achievement among Students with Learning Disabilities,"
An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities): Vol. 30:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/anujr_b/vol30/iss3/4