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Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2016

Self-Esteem and Coping among Children with Borderline Intelligence and Average Intelligence

Dr. Hosamani Marilingappa

Assistant Professor of Psychology and P.G Co-Ordinator, Maharani Womens Arts,Commerce And Management College Sheshadri Road Bangalore Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.165/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.165

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The aim of the study was to understand self esteem and coping among children with borderline intelligence and average intelligence. The sample consists of two groups, 30 children of borderline intelligence and 30 children of average intelligence in the age ranged of 8 to12 years and studying in 4th to 6th. Individuals with any major physical disability and psychological problem were not considered for the study. Self-esteem and coping scale were administered to the children with borderline intelligence and average intelligence. The scales were scored appropriately. Mean, SD and ‘t’ value were determined to compared difference between borderline intelligence and average intelligence children on self esteem and coping by using the t-test. Result confirmed that there were the children with average intelligence showed significantly less self esteem than children with borderline intelligence. As there was significant difference in self esteem between children with borderline intelligence and average intelligence, the results are not according to the hypothesis stated that there will be no significant difference in self-esteem between borderline intelligence and average intelligence children. The children with borderline intelligence show significantly less active coping than children with average intelligence. The children with borderline intelligence show significantly less avoid coping than children with average intelligence. The children with borderline intelligence show significantly less support coping than children with average intelligence. As there was significant difference in active coping, avoid coping and support coping between children with borderline intelligence average intelligence, the results are not according to the hypothesis stated that there will be no significant difference in support coping between borderline intelligence and average intelligence children.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.165/20160302

10.25215/0302.165

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016