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Shilshtein, Evguenia; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This study compared discrepancies between children's academic and social self-perceptions and parents' and teachers' perceptions of children's academic and social competence among 89 first-grade children: 45 children at risk for learning disabilities (RLD) and 44 of typically developing peers (TD). The relationship between self-perceptions among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Grade 1, Learning Disabilities
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Ben-Naim, Shiri; Laslo-Roth, Roni; Einav, Michal; Biran, Hadar; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
Some resilient students with LD succeed 'against the odds' and reach college. The goals of the study are to explore their resources and barriers during their studies. The relationships between academic self-efficacy (ASE) and personal resources (sense of coherence (SOC) and hope) among college students with learning disabilities (LD) will be…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Self Efficacy, College Students, Statistical Analysis
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Sharabi, Adi; Sade, Sarit; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The goals of the study were first to compare the social and academic well-being (loneliness and academic self-efficacy (ASE) among college students with and without learning disabilities (LD), as well as three personal strengths (hope, optimism and sense of coherence (SOC). The second goal was to identify the predicting factors to their loneliness…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Psychological Patterns, Self Efficacy, Well Being
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Rosenstreich, Eyal; Feldman, David B.; Davidson, Oranit B.; Maza, Etai; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The goals of the study were to examine personal resources and social distress during the first month in college among students with learning disabilities (LD) and to compare their experiences with non-LD peer. The sample consisted of 335 first-year undergraduate students falling into two groups: 85 students with LD and 250 non-LD students.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, College Freshmen, Learning Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies
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Levi, Uzi; Einav, Michal; Raskind, Ilana; Ziv, Orit; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Teachers play a critical role in facilitating the academic achievements of students with learning disabilities (LD). The personal resources of teachers, such as sense of coherence (SOC) and hopeful thinking, may predict self-perception of the competency and efficacy they possess to help students with LD acquire needed learning skills. Several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Einav, Michal; Levi, Uzi; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The goals of the study were to examine the relations between maternal coping and hope among mothers who participated in early intervention program for their infants. Earlier studies focused attention on mothers' experiences of stress and their coping. Within the salutogenic construct, we aim at examining relations between mothers' coping and hope…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Environment, Mothers, Developmental Disabilities
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Sharabi, Adi; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
Many adolescents spend time online, communicating with friends, family members and strangers, and these social activities have been often related with their loneliness experience. The goals of this study were to examine the social distress expressed by adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD) and to distinguish between unique…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Friendship, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
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Kotzer, Efrat; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of competence among adolescents with learning disabilities (LD) who participated in a virtual supported self-advocacy programme within the risk and protective paradigm. The sample consisted of 374 adolescents with and without learning disabilities, students of the 7th to 9th grades, at 15…
Descriptors: Competence, At Risk Persons, Predictor Variables, Advocacy
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Al-Yagon, Michal; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
The study examined children's self-reported socio-emotional characteristics (loneliness and sense of coherence) and perception of their homeroom teacher as a secure base among 3rd-graders with reading difficulties prior to formal diagnostic assessment, thus controlling for the possible impact of diagnosis. In line with resilience theory, this…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Teacher Student Relationship, Reading Difficulties, Student Characteristics