The purpose of this paper is to explore the reasons why, although values are an important consideration in career planning and vocational adjustment, their measurement has not been attended to by researchers and psyshometricians in the counseling and guidance fields of service to hearing-impaired people; to examine the theory that values are culture bound, and that a psychometric instrument measuring values, to be valid for hearing-impaired populations, must take into consideration both the native language and unique social environment and culture of the deaf people; to introduce new data suggesting that a values questionnaire can be appropriate for deaf subjects even when skills with English are limited; and to note that the values research found more similarities than differences, and that differences, when found, seem to indicate a natural response to a differential environment, not pathology.
Holm, C. S. (2019). Testing for Values with the Deaf- The Language: Cultural Effect. JADARA, 20(4). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol20/iss4/6