The purpose of this paper was to examine the relationship between perceived and actual physical competence in children with mild mental retardation (MMR). Participants were 54 males and 55 females, M age = 9.47. Pearson correlation indicated no significant relationship between perceived and actual physical competence in children with MMR. When the age factor was partialed out, the resulting partial correlations revealed a significant moderate relationship between the two variables for older children with MMR. A 6 × 2 (Age × Gender) MANOVA revealed a significant interaction between age and gender on perceived physical competence. No gender difference was found in younger children, whereas in older children, males had significantly higher perceived competence than females. A possible explanation for the nonsignificant correlation between perceived and actual physical competence in younger children may be insufficient cognitive functioning for making self-evaluations.
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program, typically in relation to their goals. This self-evaluation was often associated with spontaneous expressions about increases in self-confidence or closing the ability gap with their peers. Aurora : Because it helped me feel better about myself, and so how much with CP you can really do. . . . It
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individual reality, reflect upon self-evaluation and feedback provided by others as a commitment to become better, knowing about dignity through research and how it applies to their professional context, and commit to acting and being better. Through the ethic of aspiration and an expanded view of dignity in