The Quality of Life of children with Developmental Dyslexia in Pakistani context

  • Shabila Sharif
  • Hira Wajid
  • Neelam Mustafa

Abstract

Present study was conducted to explore the level of quality of life of children with developmental dyslexia in Pakistani context. Hypothesis of
the study were a) there would be significant difference between physical activities & health and general mood & feelings among dyslexics and nondyslexics.
b) School & learning activities, friends and family & leisure time would be significantly different among dyslexics and non-dyslexics.
Participants of study were recruited from different English medium school from Lahore, age range was 8-15, and gender was not equated. 120
participants who were mothers of children were participated in the study. Dyslexia checklist was used to identify dyslexics and non-dyslexics and
Kidscreen quality of life scale was used to assess the dimensions of quality of life. Findings shows that there are significant differences for both physical
activities & health and general mood & feelings t=4.88**, P<.05& t=4.83**, P<.05 among dyslexics and non-dyslexics respectively. Moreover, School &
learning activities, friends and family & leisure time would be significantly different at the level of t=3.21**, P<.05, t=2.33**, P<.05, t=4.72**, P<.05,
among dyslexics and non-dyslexics respectively. Research findings indicate that dyslexic’s quality of life is much more affected than non-dyslexics with
respect to quality of life scale’s dimensions.

Published
2018-05-03
How to Cite
SHARIF, Shabila; WAJID, Hira; MUSTAFA, Neelam. The Quality of Life of children with Developmental Dyslexia in Pakistani context. GSTF Journal of Psychology (JPsych), [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, may 2018. ISSN 2345-7929. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/JPsych/article/view/1325>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2018.