Questionnaire on perceived attitudes that deaf students face from hearing students, and how these perceived attitudes influence social exclusion, self-esteem and mental wellbeing of the deaf students

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Hi, I am a level four (BSc Hons) Applied Psychology student at Glasgow Caledonian University. I am conducting research to fulfil the requirement of my undergraduate empirical project. The aim of my research is to investigate perceived attitudes that deaf students face from hearing students, and how these perceived attitudes influence social exclusion, self-esteem and mental wellbeing of the deaf students. Participants must reside in the UK and be over the age of 18 years old and be a student in a mainstream educational institution.

If you are interested in taking part, please click the following link: (https://esurv.org/?u=Attitudes2).

There is no obligation to take part. If you do decide to take part you can withdraw at any time, this can be done by closing the browser or if you wish to withdraw after completing the survey you can email me at the email found at the end of the questionnaire. Please feel free to pass on the link to the questionnaire to any friends and family you feel would like to take part.

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I am in the USA, so can’t participate, but I can give you information.

I got my first HA at age 6 in 1st grade.
At the time American TV had two shows about bionics… The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.
What I told my classmates was that my hearing aid was very much like the Bionic Woman’s Bionic Ear.
My classmates thought it was pretty cool. I stayed with those classmates until middle of the 5th grade. For them and for me, the hearing aid(s) were a non factor.

In the middle of 5th grade I moved. There was another student at my new school that had hearing aids. He wasn’t well liked due to his personality at the time. That did me no favors. I did get made fun of. That lasted a few months

I find that most reactions occur when a person that hasn’t dealt with the hearing impaired has to for the first time. There is sometimes an assumption made about mental ability…they figure out quickly with me how very wrong they are.

I work in a steel mill…a very dangerous place. My coworkers tend to keep an eye out for me…which I appreciate greatly. I am a maintenance electrician. Unlike some, I tend not to wander aimlessly about the mill. I go where I need to, then I go back to the shop.

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