Journal Article

Factors Affecting Psychosocial Adjustment of Deaf Students

Filiz Polat

in The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Volume 8, issue 3, pages 325-339
Published in print July 2003 | ISSN: 1081-4159
Published online July 2003 | e-ISSN: 1465-7325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/eng018
Factors Affecting Psychosocial Adjustment of Deaf Students

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Deafness is more than a medical condition. Recent theories have emphasized the importance of environmental factors on the psychosocial development of deaf children. As part of a larger scale study, this article aims to investigate the impact of the following variables on deaf students' psychosocial adjustment in Turkey: student-related background and experiential characteristics, parent-related variables, school-related factors, and teacher-related variables. The sample of 1,097 deaf students enrolled in the elementary, secondary, and high schools was drawn from 34 schools in 24 cities on a national geographical spread. The multiple regression analysis revealed that degree of hearing loss, additional handicap, and age at onset of deafness were negatively related to psychosocial adjustment of deaf students. However, there was a positive relationship between psychosocial variables and some of the independent variables, such as use of hearing aids, speech intelligibility, academic achievement, parental hearing status, and communication methods used at school. The findings of the study do not support a “pathological” view of deafness, suggesting that it was not deafness per se but that some environmental factors were also influential on the psychosocial adjustment of deaf students.

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

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