ERIC Number: EJ1206246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Friendships and Self-Determination among Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Millen, Kaitlyn; Dorn, Brittany; Luckner, John L.
American Annals of the Deaf, v163 n5 p576-595 2019
Friendships and self-determination are two factors that positively influence success in school and adult life. Examining the relationship between these two constructs among a sample of students who were deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), the researchers used the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (Shogren, Wehmeyer, Burke, & Palmer, 2017) to measure the level of self-determination of 29 students ages 13-17 years who were DHH. The researchers then used two self-report measures to probe students' quantity and quality of friendships, and conducted an analysis to determine whether the quality and quantity of friendships correlated with the self-determination of the students. Significant correlations were found between self-determination and both the quality and quantity of friendships among the study sample (p < 0.01). The findings support those of previous studies indicating that autonomy and social networks are related.
Descriptors: Friendship, Self Determination, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Correlation, Social Networks, Personal Autonomy, Adolescents, Summer Programs
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