Psychological Security and its Relationship to Self-Esteem among Adolescents with Mild Intellectual Disability in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Student Name:Muneera AbdulHaleem Bukhari

Abstract: This study aimed at understanding the relationship between psychological security and self-esteem among adolescents with mild intellectual disability, exploring the levels of psychological security and self-esteem, as well as determining the differences between genders in psychological security and self-esteem. The sample of the study contained (60) adolescents with mild intellectual disability, (34) males and (26) females who are enrolled in the Vocational and Social Rehabilitation Center and Hope Institute in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Their ages are between (15-23) years old. The Psychological Security Scale (prepared by the researcher) and self-Esteem Scale (prepared by James Battle) were used by the researcher. Results showed that levels of psychological security and self-esteem among adolescents with mild intellectual disability were above average. Results also showed the order of the psychological security dimensions in the following manner (future outlook – mood - family security – social security) and the order of the dimensions of self-esteem in the following manner (social self-esteem – personal self-esteem – general self-esteem) among adolescents with mild intellectual disability; as for the differences between genders, the study showed that there was an increased level of psychological security among males. However, there was no difference in self-esteem between both sexes.

Publishing Year: 2016

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