:: Volume 17, Issue 3 (1-2018) ::
JOEC 2018, 17(3): 19-28 Back to browse issues page
Predictive Role of Personal Growth Initiative in the Adjustment of Blind Students
Aghil Hosseinlu Mr * , Somaye Kazemian P.H.D
Allameh Tabatabaie
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Objective: This study explored the predictive role of personal growth initiative in the adjustment of blind students. Method: Participants were 120 blind students aging above 14 years selected through convenience sampling. They completed Robitschek’s Personal Growth Initiative Scale and Sinha and Singh’s Adjustment Inventory of School Students (AISS) with the help of the interviewer. Data were analyzed in SPSS using Pearson’s r and multiple regression. Results: Results showed a relationship between personal growth initiative and adjustment in students. Result of regression analysis between personal growth initiative and adjustment yielded the F statistic of 49.46 which was significant (p0.01). The standardized regression coefficient (Beta) for each personal growth initiative component was -2.218 for readiness for change, -3.420 for planfulness, -3.727 for using resources, and 0.010 for intentional behavior. The value of t statistic was significant for all components except for intentional behavior. Conclusion: Personal growth initiative significantly predicts the adjustment of students. Moreover, all components of personal growth initiative, except for intentional behavior, can predict the adjustment of blind students.

Keywords: Blindness, Personal growth initiative, Student adjustment
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/2 | Accepted: 2017/05/10 | Published: 2017/11/1

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