Academic Performance, Self Efficacy and Perceived Social Support of Visually Impaired Students
Keywords:Visual impairment, academic performance, self – efficacy, social support
Objective: The present study investigated the relationship between academic performance, self efficacy and perceived social support of visually impaired students.
Sample: A purposive sample consisting of 60 visually impaired students was selected from three institutions in Lahore, comprising boys and girls in equal number.
Instruments: Translated versions of Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale by Zimet, Dehlam and Farley and Generalized Self Efficacy Scale by Jerusalem were used for the purpose of data collection.
Results: Significant correlation was found between academic performance, self efficacy, and perceived social support. Gender differences were found in academic achievement. Girls secured a higher percentage of marks than boys.
Conclusion: Visually impaired students can make King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore significant educational attainments if they are provided support. This in turn will add to their self efficacy which may lead to even greater achievement. Educational institutions need to design and set up support networks by involving faculty and students for promoting higher achievement and selfreliance in visually impaired students.
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