Relationship between Academic Performance and Social Support among University Students with Special Needs

Author: Amna Raza Supervisor: Ms. Shanila Tariq Degree: M.Sc Year: 2007-2009 University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan Abstract The present research investigated the “Relationship between Social Support and Academic Performance among University Students with Special Needs”. Correlational research design was used for this study to collect the data. The sample was obtained from different departments of University of the Punjab. Sample size was of N = 80 by using random sampling strategy. The social support scale Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet and Farley, (1988) was administered after official permission. Correlation was used to analyze the social support and academic performance Results indicated that there was a significant relationship between social support and academic performance. The findings show that more the social support higher will be the academic performance. These findings are compared with the western findings and thesis ends up with theoretical and practical implications. Keywords: Academic Performance, Social Support, University Students with Special Needs Visit University to get the full thesis. Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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