Social Competence and Social Interaction Technology in Adolescent with Visual Impairments

Mulyadi, Seto and Puspitawati, Ira (2012) Social Competence and Social Interaction Technology in Adolescent with Visual Impairments. Social Interaction Technology in Adolescent with Visual Impairment.


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The aim of this research is to reveal the role of SIT (Social Interaction Technology) in promoting social competence in adolescent with visual impairments since the phenomena of social interaction technology have a very broad impact, especially in adolescent, since orientation toward peers and immersion in friendship plays a major roles in adolescent's life (Brown, 1989; 1990; Coleman, 1980). With the presence of technology such as mobile phones, emails, facebook and twitter, the means for fostering friendship become more widespread. Research in typically developed adolescent showed that SITs are used as a tool to maintain relationships and as a tool to socialize, especially for girls (Jennings & Wartella, 2004; Lenhart, Rainie & Lewis, 2001). We expected that SIT have the same means in improving social competencies in adolescent with blindness since adolescent with blindness may experience problems in relating with others and may influence their psychosocial development (Kef, I999;Sacks & Wolfe, 2006). Ninety adolescent with visual impairment aged 14 to 18 years, participated in the study and they were divided into two groups, SIT user group and non-SIT user group. Social competence questionnaire were applied through interview. The result showed that SIT user group showed significant higher social competence's score than the non-SIT user group.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Psikologi > Program Studi Psikologi
Depositing User: Mr Reza Chandra
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 08:24
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 08:24

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