Self-Image Profile and Level of Motivation of Students with Physical Disability

Author: Sana Hamid

Supervisor: Ms. Sadia Shahzeb

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The aim of the present research was to compare the Self-Image Profile and the Level of Motivation of student’s with physical disability. It was hypothesized that there was difference in self-image and level of motivation of students with physical disability. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect data. The sample of non-disabled students was taken from different Departments of Punjab University and the disabled students were taken from the Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PSRD). Self-Image Profile for Adults SIP-AD (Butler, 2001) and Global Motivation Scale (Vallerand et al., 2003) was used for the assessment of students with physical disability and non-disabled students. Independent sample t-test was used to analyze the data. The findings show that disabled students have significant difference in the aspects of self-image in which outlook, physical, consideration and moral are included but have non-significant difference in the aspect of social. Results also revealed significant gender differences found in aspects of self-image such as outlook and level of motivation.

Keywords: Self-Image, Level of Motivation, Physical Disability.

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