Life Satisfaction in Dyslexics:An Investigation into the Influence of Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
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The affects of Dyslexia on one’s self-concept and self-esteem have been well documented in an academic population. The current study investigated if the trends observed in previous literature are generalisable to a non-academic, adult, dyslexic sample. The study used a dyslexic experimental group that was matched with a control group for age, sex and socioeconomic status. The study investigated the difference of satisfaction with life, positive and/ or negative affect on mood, self-esteem and personality, between a dyslexic and a non-dyslexic population and if there was a difference between gender and dyslexia for these factors. The results showed the two groups are similar in response to satisfaction with life positive and negative affect, self-esteem and three of the five facets of personality measured. There was a significant difference between the two groups for extroversion and emotional stability. The findings from the current study supports that dyslexics’ experience more extroversion and emotional stability as facets in their personality.