Investigation of the Effect of 12-Week Kinesthetic Intelligence Training Program on the Aggression Levels of Students with Intellectual Disabilities

  •  Ali Kemal TAŞKIN    


This study aims to examine the effects of Mind Sports (chess and mancala) and Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Training on the aggression levels of students with mild intellectual disabilities. The sample of the study consisted of a total of 60 students with mild intellectual disabilities (30 in the experimental group and 30 in the control group) who study at schools affiliated with the Gaziantep Provincial Directorate of National Education. While Buss–Perry Aggression Questionnaire (1992) was applied as a pre-test and post-test to both groups, three hours of Mind Sports and Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence training was given to the experimental group three days a week for twelve weeks. (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1,5 saat Mind Sports and 1,5 saat Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence training) The data obtained were analyzed by conducting frequency and percentage analyses, while dependent and independent t-tests were conducted to analyze the pre-test and post-test data using the statistical software of SPSS 24.0. According to the pre-test scores, a significant result could not be found between the experimental and control groups (p>.05). According to the evaluation between the experimental group and the control group, a significant result was found in the post-test scores in favor of the experimental group (p>.05). Based on the data obtained, we can conclude that Mind Sports and Kinesthetic Intelligence Training positively reduce the aggression levels of children with mild intellectual disabilities.

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