Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 221–228 | Cite as

Dimensions of problem behavior in deaf children

  • Alfred Hirshoren
  • Carl J. Schnittjer
Article

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.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Freeman, R., Malkin, S., & Hastings, J. Psychosocial problems of deaf children and their families: A comparative study.American Annals of the Deaf, 1975,120, 391–405.Google Scholar
  2. Jensema, C., & Trybus, R.Reported emotional/behavioral problems among hearing impaired children in special educational programs: United States, 1972–1973. Series R, Number 1. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet College Office of Demographic Studies, 1975.Google Scholar
  3. Levine, E. S. Psychological tests and practices with the deaf: A survey of the state of the art.Volta Review, 1974,76, 298–318.Google Scholar
  4. Nie, N. H., Hull, C. H., Jenkins, J. G., Steinbrenner, K., & Bent, D. H.Statistical package for the social sciences (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975.Google Scholar
  5. Peterson, D. R. Behavior problems of middle childhood.Journal of Consulting Psychology, 1961,25, 205–209.Google Scholar
  6. Quay, H. C. Dimensions of personality in delinquent boys as inferred from factor analysis of case history data.Child Development, 1964,35, 477–484.Google Scholar
  7. Quay, H. C. Personality patterns in preadolescent delinquent boys.Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1966,16, 99–110.Google Scholar
  8. Quay, H. C., Morse, W. C., & Cutler, R. C. Personality patterns of pupils in special classes for the emotionally disturbed.Exceptional Children, 1966,32, 297–301.Google Scholar
  9. Quay, H. C., & Peterson, D. R.Manual for the Behavior Problem Checklist. Coral Gables: University of Miami, 1975.Google Scholar
  10. Quay, H. C., & Quay, L. C. Behavior problems in early adolescence.Child Development, 1965,36, 215–220.Google Scholar
  11. Reivich, R. S., & Rothrock, I. A. Behavior problems of deaf children and adolescents: A factor-analytic study.Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 1972,15, 93–104.Google Scholar
  12. Salvia, J., & Ysseldyke, J. E.Assessment in special and remedial education. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.Google Scholar
  13. Schlesinger, H., & Meadow, K.Sound and sign: Childhood deafness and mental health. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972.Google Scholar
  14. Vernon, M. Psychological, educational and physical characteristics associated with post rubella deaf children.Volta Review, 1967,69, 176–185.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Hirshoren
    • 1
  • Carl J. Schnittjer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division for Exceptional ChildrenThe University of GeorgiaAthens

Personalised recommendations