12-02-2021 | Original Paper
Emotion Management: Life Orientation and Emotion Regulation in Female Deaf Students
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 3/2021Log in om toegang te krijgen
Emotion regulation and life orientation are very important in daily life. The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of emotion management strategies program in life orientation and cognitive emotion regulation in female deaf students. The participants were 34 female deaf students aged between 15 and 19 years selected by random cluster sampling. First, two schools were randomly selected from deaf schools in Kohkiloye and Boyer Ahmad, Iran (Shaghayegh and Nastaran Deaf Schools). The participants were then selected from these schools and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups, each comprising 17 students. The experimental group received the emotion management strategies program for eight sessions, and each session lasted 50 min, while the control group was on the waiting list. The data were collected by the Life Orientation Test (LOT) and the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ). The findings demonstrated that the intervention significantly influenced life orientation and cognitive emotion regulation in deaf students (p < 0.001). The eta square value showed that 68% of the change in life orientation, 51% of the change in non-adaptive strategies, and 53% of the adaptive strategies change were due to the intervention. The findings highlight the importance of emotion management strategies for positive orientation and emotion regulation in deaf students. This study suggests that emotion management strategies are essential for deaf students because such strategies foster positive attitudes.