Resilience Intervention to Strengthen Self-Regulation 
in Adolescent Students with Hearing Loss
Narges ADIBSERESHKI, Nikta HATAMIZADEHContact / Kontakt / Kapcsolat,  Anoshirvan KAZEMNEJAD & Firoozeh SAJEDI
EJMH Vol 16 Issue 2 (2021) 76-98;
Received: 10 September 2020; accepted: 31 July 2021; online date: 9 December 2021
Section: Research Papers
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Background: The importance of strong self-regulation (SR) abilities for academic and social success is known, yet relatively few studies examine students’ SR and how it can be promoted especially in adolescents with special needs, such as those students with hearing loss. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a resilience intervention program enhances SR in adolescents with hearing loss.
Methods: This study was experimental with a pre-test, post-test, follow up and control group design. Participants included 122 students with hearing loss in mainstream settings randomly assigned to intervention and control groups (61 students in each group). The interventional group had training for six weeks (two times per week for 75 min). The Adolescent Self-Regulatory Inventory was used to measure the self-regulation of students.
Results: The results indicated a significant difference between the control and interventional groups in SR, short SR, and Long SR after the intervention, at both the 6-week and 14-week measurements (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: This study’s findings indicate that implementing resilience intervention programs can promote the self-regulation skills in adolescent students with hearing loss.


resilience; self-regulation; hearing loss; adolescents

Corresponding author


Department of Rehabilitation Management, Pediatric Neurorihabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Narges ADIBSERESHKI: Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, and Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Anoshirvan KAZEMNEJAD: Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Firoozeh SAJEDI: Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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