Self-Confidence of Physically Challenged Viz Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired and Orthopedically Impaired Secondary School Students of Kashmir Division

Pandith Aqueel Ahmad, M.Y. Ganaie


This study was undertaken to study the self-confidence of visually impaired, hearing impaired and orthopedically impaired secondary school students of Kashmir division. The sample for the study was 300 physically challenged secondary school students viz. (visually impaired N= 100, hearing impaired N= 100 and orthopedically impaired N=100) by using purposive sampling technique. Rekha Gupta self-confidence inventory was administered for the collection of data. The result of the study highlight that there is no significant difference among visually impaired, hearing impaired and orthopedically impaired secondary school students on self-confidence. All the categories relatively lack confidence and they don’t have trust in their own ability to achieve goals that they plan and set out to achieve. The Low confidence halts their steps and paralyzes both the body and mind at the time of decision making and lack the inner belief in their ability to be successful. They tend to be withdrawn, unmotivated, overly sensitive to criticism, distrustful, and pessimistic. The physical impairment is one of the main reasons for having a deep seated, underlying lack of confidence in them. Their life is bound to be limited in some way, and this can lead to them having helplessness and hopelessness and also feel alone, tense, and nervous.

Keywords: self-confidence, visually impaired, hearing impaired, orthopedically impaired students,

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