Real-life perspectives: quality of life assessments

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dc.contributor.author Foster, Susan
dc.contributor.author Moller, Kerstin
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-11T15:24:25Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-11T15:24:25Z
dc.date.issued 2003-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/6002
dc.description.abstract This article explores the ways in which deaf college students who are members of minority racial groups think about and describe their identities. In-depth, semi structured interviews with 33 deaf students of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American background were analyzed for themes regarding the self-reported identities of respondents. Results suggest that each person is a constellation of many parts, some of which are stronger than others but any of which can be drawn out in response to a particular set of circumstances, resulting in a contextual and interactive model of identity. Four factors arc described as central to this "intraindividual" model: individual characteristics, situational conditions, social conditions, and societal conditions. Additionally, the model includes a biographical component reflected in changes in identity that occur over time. Findings are discussed as they relate to identity theory. The article is concluded with recommendations for further research, as well as considerations for educators and counselors of deaf minority students. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject Deaf college students en_US
dc.subject Minority racial groups en_US
dc.title Real-life perspectives: quality of life assessments en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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