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ERIC Number: EJ816626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
The Well-Being of Women Who Are Late Deafened
Kashubeck-West, Susan; Meyer, Jill
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v55 n4 p463-472 Oct 2008
The main purpose of this study was to examine potential within-group differences in well-being in individuals who experienced postlingual, late deafness between the ages of 13 and 65 years old. Two related issues were also examined: (a) the psychometric qualities of 2 popular measures of well-being when used with this sample and (b) the well-being of individuals who are late deafened compared to normative data on well-being. A sample of 138 women who were late deafened completed an online survey. The results indicated internal consistency and validity (convergent and partial discriminant) of the 2 well-being measures with this sample. Well-being in this sample was significantly lower than that in samples from the general population. Investigation of within-group differences indicated that individuals from lower socioeconomic groups reported lower levels of well-being. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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