ERIC Number: ED212108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Subjective Story Structure in Deaf Adults.
Knight, David L.; Yekovich, Frank R.
Subjective story structures generated by 52 hearing impaired college students were compared with well-known theoretically derived structures and with structures produced by comparable hearing Ss. Ss were instructed to read each of four simple narratives and sort the sentences into groups that made up part of the story. Results of cluster analysis are reported for each study. Similarities and differences with deaf and hearing Ss were revealed, similarities regarding the outer boundaries of major clusters and differences pertaining to the internal structuring of major clusters. Among conclusions suggested were that deaf readers appear to employ an internal structure or organization consistent with that of hearing Ss and that of theoretically derived structures; and that, although deaf and hearing Ss appear to share similar outer boundaries for the major clusters, the internal organization of those same clusters appears to be different. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).