Assessment of social participation - agreement between self- and other perceptions of social participation of students with and without special educational needs
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In this study, it is examined if pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) have less interactions and friendships with their peers compared with pupils without SEN. Moreover, the interrater agreement of self- and peer-ratings were analysed. The data were collected from a sample of 616 pupils in fourth and seventh grade, comprising 129 students with SEN. Interactions were operationalized by means of sociometric ratings of the number of contacts with all peers during the breaks and friendships were operationalized by means of mutual sociometric nominations. As expected, the results showed that pupils with SEN had lower scores on both aspects of social participation. This was observed with both the self- and peer-ratings of the interactions and the number of friendships. Furthermore, the agreement of the self- and peer-ratings of social participation of pupils with SEN was lower than those of students without SEN.
- Faculty of Humanities