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Self-Esteem Scores Among Deaf College Students: An Examination of Gender and Parents' Hearing Status and Signing Ability

Teresa V. Crowe

in The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Volume 8, issue 2, pages 199-206
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 1081-4159
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1465-7325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/eng003
Self-Esteem Scores Among Deaf College Students: An Examination of Gender and Parents' Hearing Status and Signing Ability

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Overall, research studies of self-esteem and deafness yield inconsistent findings. Some studies indicate a higher incidence of low self-esteem among deaf individuals than among hearing individuals (Bat-Chava, 1994; Mulcahy, 1998; Schlesinger, 2000). Other findings suggest that one must examine this complex phenomenon more closely to understand how deafness influences self-concept and self-esteem (Bat-Chava, 2000; Emerton, 1998; Foster, 1998; Munoz-Baell & Ruiz, 2000; Stone, 1998). This study asked whether self-esteem scores are significantly different among deaf college students compared across groups based on gender and parents' hearing status and signing ability. The construct of self-esteem was measured by the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, administered using an American Sign Language-translated videotape. Results revealed that gender, age, and the interaction of parent by gender were nonsignificant. However, respondents who had at least one deaf parent and signed scored significantly higher than those with hearing parents who could not sign and those with hearing parents who could sign. Overall, self-esteem scores for all respondents were high. Implications for further study are discussed.

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Subjects: Education ; Linguistics ; Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

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