, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 221-228

Dimensions of problem behavior in deaf children

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Abstract

The Behavior Problem Checklist was completed by the teachers of 192 deaf students who attended a special day school for the deaf. Three separate factor analyses were performed. Four factors that correspond to the dimensions found in earlier research and previously labeled conduct disorder, personality problems, immaturity inadequacy, and socialized delinquency were found. An additional factor labeled passive inferiority was also extracted.

We wish to acknowledge the cooperation of Mr. Richard Dirst and his excellent faculty at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.