ERIC Number: ED133605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-22
The Relationship Between Communication Skills of Young Deaf Adults and Their Success in Employment. Final Report.
A study was made of the relationship between communication skills of young deaf adults and their success in employment as measured by their employers. The sample consisted of 62 employed deaf graduates of Pennsylvania educational institutions who finished school from 1970 to 1975. Employer ratings were made of their success in employment by completion of the Employer Survey (Pennsylvania School for the Deaf) and the Minnesota Satisfactoriness Scales (MSS). Communication skills were judged by trained interviewers as they collected data from the employees. A comparison was also made between the success in employment of the deaf workers and that of hearing workers by comparing the results of the MSS administered to the deaf workers with the norms listed in the MSS Manual. Three separate analyses failed to support the hypothesis that communication skills are related to success in employment and no significant difference was found between the success in employment of hearing workers and deaf workers. The student questionnaire, interview schedule, and employer survey are appended. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, Scranton, PA.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Bloomsburg State Coll., PA.