Self-perception and locus of control in visually impaired college students with different types of vision loss

Gilbert Mackay, Archie Roy

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    Abstract

    This study used the Twenty Statements Test (TST), a locus of control test, and open-ended questions to elicit responses from 16 college students who were blind or had low vision. A generally positive view of self emerged, but negative TST responses focusing on disability also occurred and sometimes were associated with deteriorating vision loss and recency of onset. Locus-of-control responses were highly external across the group.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)254-266
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
    Volume96
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

    Keywords

    • blindness
    • learning difficulties
    • disability
    • self-perception
    • educational needs

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