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aud 2014, 23(2): 66-73 Back to browse issues page
Social skill, life satisfaction and locus of control in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired students
Iran Davoudi 1, Roghaye Mazarei Kascani1, Mahnaz Mehrabizadeh Honarmand1
1- Clinical Psychology Department, Education and Psychology Faculty, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background and Aim: Some evidence suggests that hearing impairment has negative effect on psychological characters of hearing-impaired adolescences and they are more vulnerable to mental health problems than their hearing peers are. This was a comparative study of social skills, life satisfaction and external and internal locus of control in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired students.

Methods: T his multi-stage random sampling method consisted of 50 students with hearing impairment (boy and girls) and 50 matched normal-hearing students. The participants completed Matson evaluation of social skills with youngster, students life satisfaction, and Levenson multidimensional locus of control scales.

Results: The results of multivariate analysis of variance showed statistically meaningful differences in social skills , life satisfaction and locus of control between the two groups (p=0.002 for all).

Conclusion: Social skills in normal-hearing students were higher than students with hearing impairment and locus of control in normal student was more internally. Training the parents and school-staff on development of locus of control and making it more internally in hearing-impaired students is suggested.

Keywords: Social skills, life satisfaction, locus of control, hearing impairment, middle-and high-school students
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Received: 2012/09/14 | Accepted: 2013/03/18 | Published: 2014/02/1
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