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Academic, Social, and Behavioral Characteristics of High School Students with Emotional Disturbances or Learning Disabilities
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Short Title: Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2006/01/01/
Pages: 108 - 117
Sources ID: 90491
Notes: Accession Number: EJ766649; Intended Audience: Researchers; Acquisition Information: PRO-ED, Inc. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897. Tel: 800-897-3202; Fax: 800-397-7633; Web site:; Language: English; Education Level: High Schools; Reference Count: 0; Journal Code: APR2018; Level of Availability: Not available from ERIC; Publication Type: Academic Journal; Publication Type: Report; Entry Date: 2007
Visibility: Public (group default)
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In this article, we examine similarities and differences in the academic, social, and behavioral skills of high school students with emotional disturbances (ED) and learning disabilities (LD). Two groups of high school students with ED (n = 45) and LD (n = 49) were compared on nine measures in academic, behavioral, and social domains using multivariate procedures. Results indicated that there were significant differences in the characteristics of these students, with seven of the original nine variables differentiating group membership. In general, adolescent students with LD exhibited higher levels of social competence and lower levels of behavioral problems as compared to adolescent students with ED. Findings also revealed that a substantial percentage of the variance (50%) between adolescents with ED and adolescents with LD could be explained. Furthermore, the variables in this model differentiated between these two groups, with 78.57% of students with ED and 78.95% of students with LD being correctly classified. Limitations of the study are discussed and directions for future research are offered.