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Perspectives

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between learning disabilities and academic success in college students. A total of 343 students from the University of New Hampshire responded to an online survey with 64 questions. The survey asked students how they would rate their overall academic performance (very good, good, bad, very bad), as well as if they had a learning disability or not. The responses were then examined to see if there was in fact a correlation between the two. The results showed that there was no correlation between learning disabilities and academic success. However, the findings were suggestive that with a larger sample size there would likely be a relationship. Further research, including a larger and more representative sample of students with learning disabilities, would expand the findings.

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