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Journal:   AUDITORY AND VESTIBULAR RESEARCH   2019 , Volume 28 , Number 3; Page(s) 164 To 172.
 
Paper: 

The effectiveness of group counseling based on problem-solving on aggression and social adjustment in hearing-impaired students

 
 
Author(s):  Azizi Mahdiyeh, SAEIDMANESH MOHSEN*, KAZEMI FATEMEH, Radaie Vahide
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS, DANESHJOO BLVD., YAZD, 13335-89167, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background and Aim: One of the common behavioral disorders of hearing-impaired child-ren is aggressive behavior, which can affect soc-ial adjustment in their adolescence. This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of group counseling based on problem-solving on aggression and social adjustment of hearing-impaired students. Methods: This study is quasi-experimental with pretest posttest design and a control group. The study population was all adolescents with hear-ing impairment referred to Yazd Speech The-rapy Centers, Yazd City, Iran. A total of 30 stu-dents were selected from the referred hearing-impaired students with high aggression and low social adjustment. Then they were randomly assigned into control (n = 15) and experimental (n = 15) groups. The study instruments were the California social behavior and Buss and Perry aggression inventory. The group couns-eling based on problem-solving intervention consisted of 7 one-hour sessions, presented for the experimental group. We analyzed the obtai-ned data by repeated measures analysis of cova-riance. Results: Group therapy based on problem-solving can reduce aggression (p < 0. 001) and increase social adjustment (p = 0. 04). Conclusion: The professionals in this field are recommended to use group therapy based on problem-solving.
 
Keyword(s): Group counseling,problem-solving,aggression,social adjustment,hearing impairment
 
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