Psychological distress among adolescents with hearing impairment: the predictive strength of gender, degree of hearing loss, school type and parents’ communication competence
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Belgrade School of Special Education and Rehabilitation
Tis study investigated the predictive strength of gender (male and female), degree of hearing loss (mild/moderate and severe/profound), school type (school of the deaf, mainstreams with special services and inclusive school with oral instruction) and parents communication competence (oral communication, oral communication with sign language at home) on psychological distress of adolescents with hearing impairment in Nigeria. A sample of 63 distressed adolescents with hearing impairment participated in the study. Zung SelfRating Depression Scale and Kesler Psychological Distress Scale were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using Pearson’s product moment correlation and multiple regressions. Findings revealed that the independent variables jointly accounted for variation in the dependent variable, while severe/profound had the greatest relationship with psychological distress. It is therefore imperative that the adolescents with hearing impairment should be helped to focus on adaptive ways that could help them develop effective interpersonal, cognitive and emotional behaviours.
Adolescents with hearing impairment , Psychological distress , Gender and degree of hearing loss , School type
Adeniyi, S.O., Raheem, A.W., Olufemi-Adeniyi, O.A. (2018). Psychological distress among adolescents with hearing impairment: the predictive strength of gender, degree of hearing loss, school type and parents’ communication competence