Role salience and anticipated work-family relations among young adults with and without hearing loss

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Abstract

This study examined the effect of hearing status on role salience and anticipated work - family relations among 101 unmarried young adults aged 20 - 33 years: 35 with hearing loss (19 hard of hearing and 16 deaf) and 66 hearing. Participants completed the Life Role Salience scale, anticipated conflictual relations scale, anticipated facilitory relations scale, and a background questionnaire. The deaf participants demonstrated a significantly higher level of commitment to work but anticipated the significantly lowest level of conflict. Hearing status was a significant variable in predicting anticipated conflictual relations among all participants. Mode of communication was a significant predictor of conflictual relations among the hearing loss group. Implications for theory and practice were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-361
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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