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ERIC Number: ED015569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 170
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Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL STATUS AND ADJUSTMENT OF DEAF WOMEN. THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF RESEARCH PUBLICATION SERIES NUMBER 1.
LERMAN, ALAN; ROSENSTEIN, JOSEPH
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS TWO YEAR STUDY WERE--(1) TABULATION OF VOCATIONAL STATUS, (2) DETERMINATION OF SCHOOL AND POST-SCHOOL FACTORS LEADING TO JOB SUCCESS OR FAILURE, AND (3) LOCATING PROBLEM AREAS IN TOTAL JOB PROCESS. POST-SCHOOL VOCATIONAL INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM 177 DEAF WOMEN WHO HAD ATTENDED THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRIOR TO 1957. QUESTIONNAIRES ANSWERED BY THE WOMEN, SCHOOL RECORDS, INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE WOMEN, THEIR PARENTS, AND THEIR CURRENT EMPLOYERS WERE USED TO COLLECT DATA. INFORMATION ON MARITAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC, EDUCATIONAL, AND VOCATIONAL STATUS, EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, AND COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONING ON THE JOB IS PRESENTED IN TABULAR FORM. RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOW THAT THE DEAF WOMAN WHO WORKS PARALLELS HER HEARING PEERS IN TRAINING STATUS AND EXPECTATIONS RELATING TO HER JOB. ACADEMICALLY TRAINED DEAF WOMEN DIFFER FROM THE VOCATIONALLY TRAINED IN OCCUPATIONAL STATUS, JOB GOALS, SOCIAL SKILLS, AND JOB MOBILITY. THE SCHOOL PLAYS A DUAL ROLE--(1) FOR THE ACADEMIC GROUP, SKILLS IN LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION, AND GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL AWARENESS WERE MOST BENEFICIAL AND (2) FOR THE VOCATIONAL GROUP, SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS WERE MOST IMPORTANT. PROBLEMS IN OCCUPATIONAL ADJUSTMENT CENTERED AROUND WORKING CONDITIONS AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, ALTHOUGH ON THE WHOLE BOTH THE DEAF WOMEN AND THEIR EMPLOYERS WERE MUTUALLY SATISFIED. REFERENCE LISTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY CITE 49 ITEMS. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED BY THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, 904 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10021. (MW)
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Authoring Institution: Lexington School for the Deaf, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Lexington School for the Deaf NY