ERIC Number: ED040525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Occupational Status of Young Deaf Adults in Illinois.
Quigley, Stephen P.; And Others
A questionnaire was used to obtain information from 464 hearing impaired individuals concerning occupational status and to determine any relationship between types of educational programs attended and later occupational achievement. Subjects had attended exclusively one of four types of programs: residential, day school programs in Chicago, day school programs in other areas of Illinois, and public school classes for the general population. Analysis of the data revealed similarities among groups in wages received for given occupations and job satisfaction. Residential groups reported lower hearing ability and socio-economic level. Non-residential groups reported more professional, technical, and clerical employment; more social and marital involvement with normally hearing persons; better oral communication skills; a greater value on oral communication as related to job performance and advancement. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Research for Exceptional Children.