The relationship of Personality Traits and Academic and Social Self-Efficacies of Learning Disabilities (LD) Learners

South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Year: 2020 (August), Volume: 1, Issue. (1)
First page: (9) Last page: (24)
Online ISSN: 2582-7065


The relationship of Personality Traits and Academic and Social Self-Efficacies of Learning Disabilities (LD) Learners
Norazlem Abd Hamid1, Moop Echee2, Abderrahim Benlahcene3 & Anita Lubana4
1, 2 & 3School of Education and Modern Languages, College of Arts & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
4 Department of Botany, Government Girls College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Corresponding Author: Abderrahim Benlahcene, E-mail: rahimhacen@gmail.com


ABSTRACT
This paper examined the relationship between Big Five personality traits (OCEAN) and academic and social self-efficacies of learning disabilities (LD) learners. A total of 89 LD learners aged 10 to 19 years old completed questionnaires measuring Big-Five personality traits (International Personality Item Pool, IPIP), academic self-efficacy (Academic Efficacy scale from the Manual for the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scales, MPAL), and social self-efficacy (Social Competence Rating Scale for Children, SCRSC). Pearson correlation shows that personality traits that have a significant relationship with academic and social self-efficacies were openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and agreeableness while neuroticism does not have a significant relationship with both academic and social self-efficacies. Implications for future intervention are also being discussed.

Keywords: Big Five personality, learning disabilities, academic self-efficacy, social self-efficacy