Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Resiliency and Social Support in Students with Dyslexia

Dorota Kalka , Łockiewicz Marta


Many people with dyslexia experience numerous failures in their lifetime. This can reduce their life satisfaction and the sense of happiness. However, external support and one’s personal resources, for example resiliency, aid in dealing with difficult situations. Our study verified the importance of resiliency and perceived social support for the level of life satisfaction and the sense of happiness in Polish students with and without dyslexia, studying at both state and non-state universities. We used the Cantril Self-Anchoring Scale, SHI-PL Questionnaire, Resiliency cale, and Social Support Questionnaire. The results showed that students with dyslexia demonstrated lower levels of: life satisfaction, positive emotions, resiliency, perceived/expected emotional and practical support, and general social support. The difference in happiness remained at the level of a statistical trend. Therefore, we conclude that dyslexia may be treated a risk factor in terms of happiness and life satisfaction in young adults.
Author Dorota Kalka (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Dorota Kalka,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Łockiewicz Marta
Łockiewicz Marta,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education, ISSN 1034-912X, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in EnglishAdults, dyslexia, happiness, higher education, life satisfaction, personal resources, resiliency, social support
ASJC Classification3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology; 3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous); 3304 Education; 3306 Health(social science)
URL https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1411582
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 15-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.647; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.947 (2) - 2017=1.16 (5)
Citation count*11 (2021-01-19)
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