Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 221–228

Dimensions of problem behavior in deaf children


  • Alfred Hirshoren
    • Division for Exceptional ChildrenThe University of Georgia
  • Carl J. Schnittjer
    • Division for Exceptional ChildrenThe University of Georgia

DOI: 10.1007/BF00918902

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Hirshoren, A. & Schnittjer, C.J. J Abnorm Child Psychol (1979) 7: 221. doi:10.1007/BF00918902


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.

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