A Review of the Multiple-Intelligence Domains of Physically Handicapped Individuals in Terms of Certain Demographic Attributes

  •  Levent Bayram    
  •  Ozge Deniz Yuceloglu Keskin    


The purpose of this study is to review the multiple intelligence domains of physically handicapped individuals with regard to certain variables. The population of the study consists of 40 physically handicapped adults in total, 13 females and 27 males, between the ages of 16 to 58 with an age average of 30.80 ± 9.78 who were members of Association of the Physically Handicapped and who participated into the study voluntarily in Samsun province, in 2017. In addition to the descriptive questions about age, gender, educational background and whether they did sports or not, “Multiple Intelligence Inventory” developed by Gülşen (2015) was applied to the respondents in order to obtain data. In the study, t test and Mann Whitney U test for the paired comparisons, and Kruskal Wallis and One Way ANOVA test for the triple comparisons and above were used to compare multiple intelligence theory score averages of the physically handicapped individuals in terms of the variables of gender, age, educational background and whether they do sports or not. Level of significance was taken as (p < 0.05). It was found that there was a significant difference between the logical/mathematical intelligence domain score averages of female and male participants (p < 0.05). It was seen that the logical/mathematical intelligence domain of males was more dominant than that of females. A statistically significant difference was observed at the Visual/Spatial and Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence domains with regard to age group variable (p < 0.05). In addition, when the multiple intelligence score averages were compared according to whether individuals do sports or not, the logical/mathematical intelligence domain of those doing sports was significantly higher than that of those who did not do sports (p < 0.05). The results can be interpreted as that doing sports may develop logical-mathematical intelligence of individuals. The study also shows that none of the fields of intelligence differs statistically in terms of the variable of educational status.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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