This study was undertaken to investigate the self-reported life experiences of a national sample of deaf emerging adults (18 to 30 years). Recruitment was completed through deaf computer listserves. Participants (N=44) rated a variety of life experiences regarding occurrence, impact and valence. A median split was conducted on the age variable yielding 2 groups: younger and older. Results show a trend with the older group reporting events consistent with later stages of emerging adulthood; the younger group experiencing events consistent with early stages of young adulthood (same progression as hearing peers). Implications of these findings and future directions are discussed.
Zand, D. H., & Pierce, K. (2021). Self-Reported Life Events among Deaf Emerging Adults—An Exploratory Study. JADARA, 46(3). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol46/iss3/5