The Impact of Visual Impairment on Perceived School Climate

Benjamin P. Schade, Karen H Larwin

Abstract


The current investigation examines whether visual impairment has an impact on a student’s perception of the school climate. Using a large national sample of high school students, perceptions were examined for students with vision impairment relative to students with no visual impairments. Three factors were examined: self-reported level of happiness, perception of a positive school climate, and negative school affect.  Results revealed no differences for the seeing and visually impaired students on self-reported happiness and perception of a positive school climate factors, however significant differences were found on the negative school affect factor. Additionally, gender was significantly related to the negative school affect factor.

Keywords


Visual impairment, School Climate, Low Incidence Disability, School Affect

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v4i3.4499
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