The Effect of Life Skills Training on Mental Health and Locus of Control of Deaf Female Students in Kerman


1 Department of Psychology Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

2 Department of Psychology Teacher at the Exceptional Education Organization


The present study investigates the effects of life skills training on the mental health and locus of control of hearing impaired female students. The population of the study included 90 female secondary school students at the  Kerman Farzaneh Educational Center, out of which 80 students were randomly selected and assigned to two groups of 40 (control and experimental groups). After taking the Goldberg General Health Questionnaire and Levenson’s self-report measure for assessing locus of control, the 40 participants in the experimental group were divided into four groups of 10 and were given treatment (life skills training). Participants in both the experimental and control groups completed the questionnaires after the training phase again. Results indicated that while life skills training led to the improved general health of deaf students (p