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ERIC Number: ED333627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Pages: 38
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Self-Perceptions of Social Relationships among Hearing-Impaired Adolescents in England.
Stinson, Michael S.; Whitmire, Kathleen
This study focused on self-perceptions of social relationships of hearing-impaired adolescents. Three sets of perceptions regarding social relationships were investigated: participation, relatedness, and perceived social competence. The Social Activity Scale was administered to 84 mainstreamed hearing-impaired adolescents in secondary schools and further education programs in England. Correlations indicated that students varied in terms of their social orientation toward hearing or hearing-impaired peers. Perceived social competence was positively related to emotional security and to one measure of participation for hearing peers, but was not related to any measures pertaining to hearing-impaired peers. Further, students rated themselves as interacting more frequently with hearing peers than with hearing-impaired ones in the classroom and in outside-of-school activities. As mainstreaming increased, ratings of participation with hearing peers rose while those regarding hearing-impaired peers decreased. In contrast to results for participation, students indicated that they were more emotionally secure in relationships with other hearing-impaired peers than with hearing peers. There was no evidence that increased mainstreaming promoted identification and relational bonds with hearing peers. (23 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)