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A Comparative Study of the Deaf and Blind Exceptional Children on Satisfaction with Life[
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Author(s)
Zabihollah Allahi, Reza Mirabdi, Mehrdad Mazaheri
KEYWORDS
satisfaction with life, exceptional students, blind, deaf
ABSTRACT
The current study aims to compare the satisfaction with life in two groups of exceptional deaf and blind students. The main research questions were: is there a significant relationship between satisfaction with life in exceptional blind students and that of deaf ones? Method: The concerned sample in this study consists of all blind students (N=14) and deaf ones (N=44) in guidance and high school in Zahedan city in the academic year 2009-20R0 registered and studied in exceptional education centers. Data related to satisfaction with life were collected using Diener's Satisfaction with Life Questionnaire used for analysis along with descriptive indices such as frequency and Chi-Square consistency test percentage to study the probable relationship between type of disorder (blindness and deafness) and satisfaction with life. Findings: the obtained results indicated that satisfaction with life is not the same in the two groups of exceptional blind and deaf students. The results of conducted Chi-Square consistency test showed that there is a significant relationship between satisfaction with life and the type of disorder (blind-deaf).Conclusion: the findings obtained in the current study indicated that exceptional deaf students are reported to have more satisfaction with life than blind students and this difference is statistically significant in satisfaction with life
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