Hearing status, self-esteem and academic performance among primary pupils in Kampala District.
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The study entitled Hearing status, self-esteem and academic performance among primary pupils in Kampala District, was designed to establish the difference in the levels of self - esteem between hearing impaired and the non impaired, the relationship between the self esteem and academic performance of the hearing impaired pupils and to further establish the relationship between Self-esteem and Academic Performance of the non impaired pupils. The study adopted a survey design and questionnaires to collect data. The data collected was analyzed using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation and the t-test for independent groups. Findings indicated that, there was a significant difference in Self-esteem between the hearing impaired and non hearing impaired pupils in favour of non impaired pupils, and a difference in academic performance between impaired and non impaired. The study recommends the need for special strategies that would build hearing impaired pupils self confidence and esteem, the need to offer more non academic subjects to hearing impaired pupils and to establish more schools to cater for the hearing impaired children country wide.