Characteristics of Interpersonal Relationships in the School Group, Children with Special Educational Needs
The International Conference Education and Creativity for a Knowledge based Society – PSYCHOLOGY, 2012, Titu Maiorescu University, pp. 76-91
Posted: 12 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 10, 2013
The theme of this study relates to the characteristics of interpersonal relationships in school group for children with special educational needs, in this case children with mental deficiency. They follow mainly the following: relations communication or emotional sociometric relations, relations of domination and management groups. Methodology used: sociometric technique, sample "Guess who?" appreciation of group cohesion scale for students.
Results reflect the following: sociometric tests gave children the opportunity to gain academic status to group they belong to. For example: informal leadership; formal leader; popular; accepted; regardless rejected; group cohesion coefficients; positive expansiveness is low and high negative expansiveness; interpersonal relationships are very different, as are the interaction situations; the types of configurations dyadic, triadic; based on spontaneous creativity; who expressed their aggression towards colleagues; the desire to stand out; to attract attention to their mental deficiency; difficulties in the communication process, especially relationship problems; children need to learn more about each other; they need to spend longer in group activities to highlight each of them.
Keywords: mental deficiency, interpersonal relationships, group cohesion, communication
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