The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a child's hearing loss on Korean-American family life in the following domains: (a) family interaction, (b) parenting, (c) family resources, and (d) support for the child who has a hearing loss. Seven Korean-American families including eight parents and eight individuals with hearing loss participated in the study. The proficiency of English language and the level of acculturation in the U.S. were significant factors of influence on the family life of Korean-American families of children with hearing loss. Based on this study, implications were suggested for other Korean-American families of children with hearing loss and for the professionals who work with those families.
|Commitee:||Griswold, Deborah, Turnbull, Ann|
|School:||University of Kansas|
|School Location:||United States -- Kansas|
|Source:||MAI 47/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Special education, Families & family life, Personal relationships, Sociology, Minority & ethnic groups, Sociology|
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