Aggression Behaviors in Children with and without Hearing Impairment

  •  Ayhan Babaroglu    



The aim of this study is evaluating aggression behaviors of children with hearing impairment and comparing them with their peers who do not have any kind of hearing problems. For this purpose, 81 children with hearing impairment and 80 children with no hearing problems between the ages of 10-17 years were included in the study (a total of 161 children). The data of the study were obtained by Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire and the General Information Form. According to the results of this study, the total aggressiveness varies depending on age and hearing children show less aggressive behaviors as they get older; however, in children with hearing impairment, no difference was observed in their aggressive behaviors depending on their ages; gender creates a difference in total aggression behaviors in both children groups with and without hearing impairment and boys show more aggression behaviors compared to girls; children, who received pre-school education, with impairment show more aggressive behaviors, the existence of another hearing impairment family member increases the physical and indirect aggression behaviors of children with hearing impairment.

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