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The Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention Program on Emotional Intelligence of Adolescent Students with Hearing Loss

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Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran 1985713834, Iran
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Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran 1985713834, Iran
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Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran 14115-331, Iran
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Children 2019, 6(3), 48; https://doi.org/10.3390/children6030048
Received: 19 February 2019 / Revised: 11 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 21 March 2019
Adolescents with hearing loss have been shown to have some emotional difficulties. This study investigated the effectiveness of a resilience training program on the emotional intelligence of mainstreamed adolescent students with hearing loss. In this experimental study, a pre-test, post-test, follow up and control group design was implemented. After receiving informed consents, 122 students with hearing loss in mainstreaming settings were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups (61 students in interventional group and 61 in control). The interventional group received training in groups of 3 to 5, for 6 weeks (two times per week for 75 min). The intervention focused on feelings, thinking (positive, negative) and outcomes of negative thinking, coping strategies, strengths and weakness, problem solving, communication skills, social skills, negotiation, despising and ridiculing, intra- and interpersonal skills. The Connor-Davidson resilience scale (CD-RISC) and the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale were used to measure the resilience and the emotional intelligence (EI) of participants respectively just before intervention, as well as at the 6- and 14-week marks. The Friedman Test was used to compare changes in emotional intelligence between interventional and control groups. The intervention increased the resilience scores by 20 points. Although the EI of both groups were similar at the beginning of the research, there was a significant difference between the control and interventional groups in emotional intelligence and its aspects after intervention, at the 6-week and 14-week measurements (p < 0.001). The effect size was 1.5 for the EI total score. The 6-week resilience training program was very effective at improving emotional intelligence and could be readily used to help students with hearing loss improve their emotional abilities. View Full-Text
Keywords: emotional intelligence; hearing loss; resilience; intervention emotional intelligence; hearing loss; resilience; intervention
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Adibsereshki, N.; Hatamizadeh, N.; Sajedi, F.; Kazemnejad, A. The Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention Program on Emotional Intelligence of Adolescent Students with Hearing Loss. Children 2019, 6, 48. https://doi.org/10.3390/children6030048

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Adibsereshki N, Hatamizadeh N, Sajedi F, Kazemnejad A. The Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention Program on Emotional Intelligence of Adolescent Students with Hearing Loss. Children. 2019; 6(3):48. https://doi.org/10.3390/children6030048

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Adibsereshki, Narges, Nikta Hatamizadeh, Firoozeh Sajedi, and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad. 2019. "The Effectiveness of a Resilience Intervention Program on Emotional Intelligence of Adolescent Students with Hearing Loss" Children 6, no. 3: 48. https://doi.org/10.3390/children6030048

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