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Investigating self‐perceptions and resilience in Looked After Children

Honey, Kyla L., Rees, Paul and Griffey, Simon 2011. Investigating self‐perceptions and resilience in Looked After Children. Educational Psychology in Practice 27 (1) , pp. 37-52. 10.1080/02667363.2011.549352

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The perceptions of Looked After Children (LAC; n = 51), their Designated Teachers (DTs), and a sample of non‐LAC (n = 99) were elicited. LAC held more positive self‐perceptions than the non‐LAC, and similarly positive ratings were given for the LAC by their DTs; but LAC held lower career aspirations than the non‐LAC. LAC differed in their levels of resilience, in terms of the number of risk and protective factors identified for each child. Girls had more protective and fewer risk factors than boys. Moreover, a high incidence of protective factors in LAC was associated with positive self‐perceptions, and a high incidence of risk factors was associated with negative self‐perceptions. The implications of these findings for educational psychology practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0266-7363
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:11

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