AAU-ETD AAU-ETD
 

Addis Ababa University Libraries Electronic Thesis and Dissertations: AAU-ETD! >
College of Education >
Thesis - Educational Psychology  >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1246

Title: THE CONSEQUENCE OF DEAFNESS ON THE PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF DEAF STUDENTS WITH REFERENCE TO ALPHA SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN ADDIS ABABA.
Authors: MOGES, ABEY
Advisors: professor Tirussew Teferra
Keywords: Deafness
Psychosocial Development
Prelingual deafness
Postlingual deafness
Copyright: 2003
Date Added: 27-May-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This study attempts to investigate the consequence deafness has on the psychosocial development of deaf students with particular reference to Alpha Special School for the Deaf. Qualitative and quantitative study design was used to investigate and explore the psychosocial problems faced by the deaf students with their social interactions with their family members hearing peers and teachers and hearing people in their respective communities the empirical data was based mainly on questionnaires and interviews. Using purposive sampling technique as out 52 deaf students for the questionnaire and using available sampling technique 6 parents and 7 teachers for the interview well selected from grades 7 and 8 of the selected school. Some case records of the sampled deaf students were used as a supplement and complement to the other methods. Pretest of the instruments was conducted in Mekanisa special school for the Deaf before the actual study. The study was conducted at Alpha special school for the Deaf in Addis Ababa. The findings of the study show that deaf students have encountered social and psychological problems at different social contexts. Among the major social problems deaf students in this study faced are peoples negative attitude towards them, societies’ unawareness of the potentials of the deaf students, little or no participation in social gatherings and mistreatment by the hearing people. Deaf students of this study also faced such psychological problems as feeling of inadequacy, inferiority, shame, and rejection.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1246
Appears in:Thesis - Educational Psychology

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
MOGES ABEY.pdf490.98 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in the AAUL Digital Library are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

  Last updated: May 2010. Copyright © Addis Ababa University Libraries - Feedback