SELF-ESTEEM OF TEENS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS AS A PREDICTOR OF HARDINESS

Anastasia V. Miklyaeva, Irina A. Gorkovaya

Abstract


The paper discusses the problem of visually impaired teens’ hardiness and its predictors. The results shows that teenagers with visual impairments do not differ from “healthy” peers in terms of hardiness, however, their self-esteem is different to teens with normal vision. Predictors of hardiness are: idealized representations of own health and well-being for blind adolescents; actual self-esteem of happiness and persprctive self-esteem for teenagers with low vision; actual self-esteem of happiness and mirrored self-esteem for “healthy” adolescents.


Keywords


hardiness, self-esteem, blind teenagers, teenagers with low vision

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