نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 PhD student in the psychology of exceptional children, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Science and Research Unit, Tehran, Iran firstname.lastname@example.org,
2 نویسنده مسئول، استاد، دانشکده روان شناسی، هیات علمی دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی، تهران، ایران email@example.com
3 استاد ممتاز، دانشکده روان شناسی، هیات علمی دانشگاه تهران، تهران، ایران
4 دانشیار، دانشکده روان شناسی، هیات علمی دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی، تهران، ایران 0000-0003-0226-175X, firstname.lastname@example.org
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: A major challenge and weakness in the lives of students with visual impairment is the lack of communication skills in that they are not able to imitate the postures and physical characteristics of people, therefore can not be one of the most important Develop the direct components of the communication system, ie body language, may significantly change the intent of the words spoken and the subtleties of non-verbal communication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of body-language skills training program on the sense of self-worth, self-concept and social popularity of blind adolescents.
Methods: This quasi-experimental study was designed by the unbalanced control group and the statistical population consisted of all blind adolescents who were studying in Shahid Mohebbi Center in 1397. The available sampling method was 30 people considering the entry and exit criteria. They were selected and randomly assigned to the groups. The research tools, Crocker, Lahtanen, Cooper, & Boyworthy (2003), Popularity (Omidi, Sharifi, 1399) and Pierce-Harris's self-concept questionnaire were evaluated.
Results: The results of the analysis showed that body language skills training had a significant effect on increasing self-esteem (F = 51.26, self-esteem, self-concept F = 8.48 and social popularity (F = 7.26) (p <0.05).
Discussion and Conclusion: Language-body skills training program can be considered as an effective educational method in increasing the sense of self-worth, self-concept and social popularity in blind adolescents.