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Social inclusion and the differences in self-concept between adolescents with visual impairments and sighted children

In most countries, children with visual impairment are able to attend regular schools where they become friends with their sighted classmates. It has been found that the social interactions among adolescents affect the feelings they develop about themselves (self-concept).

In addition, students who have a positive picture of themselves succeed better in their romantic relationships and future working life.

This study explores the importance of feeling included in school on the self-concept of adolescents with visual impairment.Both sighted and students with visual impairments, as well as their parents, are asked to take part in the study in order to compare the social relationships they develop with their teachers and peers.


We are looking for:

We are looking for participants who are:

  • Adolescents aged 11-18 years with visual impairments, and their parents
  • Sighted adolescents aged 11-18, and their parents

Sighted and visual impaired students with learning difficulties and/or other types of disabilities including physical, intellectual, mental health and hearing impairment, severe health conditions and potential compounding factors such as conduct disorders won’t be included in the study.


  • London


Participation in this study is voluntary. If you decide to take part, you may withdraw at any time without giving a reason. The study can take place in the schools of the participants or at any other place that they would prefer.

The results will be available to special educators and teachers of sighted and adolescents with visual impairment in order to create innovative educational approaches which enhance students’ social inclusion and feelings about themselves.

Contact information:

Contact Ifigeneia for more information:
Phone: 07936097897

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