Effectiveness of psychodrama with pantomime on the social adjustment of deaf female students

  • Salar Faramarzi Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
  • Mohammad Reza Moradi Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
  • Bahareh Motamedi Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Keywords: Deaf, social adjustment, psychodrama, pantomime

Abstract

Background and Aim: Deaf children face several compatibility issues because of their hearing
impairment. The present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of psychodrama using pantomime on the social adjustment of 12-15-year-old deaf female students in Isfahan.
Methods: For this study, an experimental design was used with a pre-test and post-test and a control group. Thirty deaf subjects (12-15-year-olds) in Isfahan were selected randomly and allocated to experimental and control groups. To gather information, Rao’s Social Maturity Scale was used. The data were analyzed by the multivariate analysis of covariance statistical method (SPSS version 21).
Results: Our findings revealed that there was a significant difference between the performances of deaf students of both the groups in the post-test on social adjustment (p=0.0001).
Conclusion: The use of psychodrama increased the rate of social adjustment in deaf students.

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Published
2017-07-31
How to Cite
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Faramarzi S, Moradi MR, Motamedi B. Effectiveness of psychodrama with pantomime on the social adjustment of deaf female students. Aud Vestib Res. 23(6):85-91.
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