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Peer relationship experiences of deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents

Peer relationship experiences of deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents
Peer relationship experiences of deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents
Deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents (DHH) experience more peer problems and lower levels of friendships than their hearing peers. This study used a qualitative approach to identify their experiences of peer problems and factors influencing them. A sample of 30, 13-19, year-old DHH adolescents with a moderate to profound hearing loss, drawn from a population-based cohort study in which their receptive language and social–emotional skills had been assessed, underwent semi-structured interviews. Interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. Participants reported that, overall, they had developed positive and rewarding relationships with their peers, notwithstanding their earlier experience of being bullied. Conflicts and infrequency of interaction in their friendships were mainly reported by girls. Adolescents with moderate hearing loss were identified as facing the same or even more barriers than adolescents with severe to profound hearing loss in making new friends. Implications for educational practice are discussed.
1081-4159
153-166
Terlektsi, Emmanouela
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Kreppner, Jana
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Mahon, Merle
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Terlektsi, Emmanouela, Kreppner, Jana, Mahon, Merle, Worsfold, Sarah and Kennedy, Colin (2020) Peer relationship experiences of deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 25 (2), 153-166. (doi:10.1093/deafed/enz048).

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents (DHH) experience more peer problems and lower levels of friendships than their hearing peers. This study used a qualitative approach to identify their experiences of peer problems and factors influencing them. A sample of 30, 13-19, year-old DHH adolescents with a moderate to profound hearing loss, drawn from a population-based cohort study in which their receptive language and social–emotional skills had been assessed, underwent semi-structured interviews. Interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. Participants reported that, overall, they had developed positive and rewarding relationships with their peers, notwithstanding their earlier experience of being bullied. Conflicts and infrequency of interaction in their friendships were mainly reported by girls. Adolescents with moderate hearing loss were identified as facing the same or even more barriers than adolescents with severe to profound hearing loss in making new friends. Implications for educational practice are discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 18 November 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 12 February 2020
Published date: 5 April 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 436659
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436659
ISSN: 1081-4159
PURE UUID: 8c9678d4-e449-4fd2-bf3e-540d32960f84
ORCID for Jana Kreppner: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3527-9083

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Date deposited: 20 Dec 2019 17:52
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 06:54

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Author: Emmanouela Terlektsi
Author: Jana Kreppner ORCID iD
Author: Merle Mahon
Author: Sarah Worsfold
Author: Colin Kennedy

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