ERIC Number: ED185798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Perceived versus Measured Communication Ability of Deaf College Students.
McKee, Barbara G.; And Others
Approximately 290 deaf college freshmen participated in a study of the relationship between perceived and actual abilities in eight communication modes (including reading, writing, speech reading with and without sound, and reception of manual and simultaneous communication). Ss rated their abilities before and after a communication course. Actual abilities were measured during the course. Correlational analysis indicated that accuracy of self ratings increased significantly from pre- to postcourse measures on each communication mode. Results suggested that communication training can improve the accuracy of student ratings of their own communication skills. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April, 1980).