Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(11), pp. 2589 - 2594
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041112
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Communication Skills and Learning in Impaired Individuals

Murat Eliöz *
Yasar Dogu Faculty of Sport Sciences, Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey


The purpose of this study is to compare the communication skills of individuals with different disabilities with athletes and sedentary people and to examine their learning abilities which influence the development of communication. A total of 159 male subjects 31 sedentary, 30 visually impaired, 27 hearing impaired, 40 physically impaired and 31 athletes doing individual sports (wrestling and judo)- living in Samsun and aged between 18 and 22 participated in the study voluntarily. The participants signed informed consent forms and the data were collected by the researchers through interviews with the participants. Communication skills inventory which consisted of 3 sub-dimensions of mental, emotional and behavioral and the validity and reliability of which was conducted by Ersanlı and Balcı (1998) was used [1]. The data were analyzed with one way variance analysis (ANOVA) test. The results of the study showed that sedentary subjects had higher scores than impaired subjects and athletes in mental, emotional and behavioral sub-dimensions. In addition, it was found that hearing impaired subjects had lower scores than the scores of other groups. As a conclusion, it can be said that as a result of the negative effects of their impairment on their learning processes, impaired individuals' communication skills learning development is hindered. In addition, considering the results of the study, we believe that habits of doing individual sports are not as effective as team sports in developing communication skills. We believe that eliminating the obstacles that weaken learning skills and developing learning skills will have positive effects on communication skills.

Obstacle, Sedentary, Athlete, Communication Skill, Learning

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Murat Eliöz . "Communication Skills and Learning in Impaired Individuals." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.11 (2016) 2589 - 2594. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041112.