An investigation of self-esteem, coping strategies and relationship styles among dyslexic/non-dyslexic participants

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Roantree, Lisa
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
BA (Hons)
Dublin Business School
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The study provided a quantitative review among measures of self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships for both dyslexic and non-dyslexic participants. A total of 46 dyslexic and 59 non-dyslexic participants took part in the study. A combination of measures was used including Bartholomew & Horowitz’s Relationship Questionnaire (1991), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (1965) and the Brief Cope. The results indicated a significant finding among dyslexic and non-dyslexic with secure relationships. The results also indicated that maladaptive coping is strong predictor for self-esteem. No significance of early diagnosis of dyslexia among self-esteem levels was found. Furthermore, the study indicated no significance difference between dyslexic and non-dyslexic participants among self-esteem and peer relationships according to gender. Author keywords: Dyslexia, self-esteem, peer relationships, coping strategies