This study compared a sample of hearing college students with a sample of deaf college students, all having deaf parents, on each of the nine dimensions of self-concept assessed through the revised form of the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS). It addressed the question: Do the measured self-concepts of hearing children, reared by deaf parents, differ significantly from those of deaf children of deaf parents? Significant differences were found between TSCS mean scores for the deaf and hearing college students on the Behavior and Moral-Ethical Self scales. No differences resulted on the other six subscales or on the Total score of the revised form of the TSCS. The author concludes that when both parents are deaf, hearing and deaf children develop comparable self-esteem.
Searls, M. J. (2019). Self-Concept Among Deaf and Hearing Children of Deaf Parents. JADARA, 27(1). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol27/iss1/7