Legislation in recent years has provided unparalleled opportunities for the vocational development of deaf persons. Previous studies conducted in the early 1980's indicated that deaf men and women hold much more traditional views of their sex roles than their hearing peers. The purpose of this study was to examine whether deaf adolescents still hold significantly more traditional sex-role attitudes than their hearing peers. A 25-item survey scale was administered to hearing and deaf high school students replicating studies conducted by Anderson and Krueger (1982) and Kolvitz and Ouellette (1980). Results indicated that deaf young men and women are still significantly more conservative than their hearing peers, with deaf males tending towards more liberal attitudes than in previous studies. Discussion is also offered regarding the implications of these findings for career awareness and vocational opportunities of young deaf adults.
Stauffer, L. K., & Long, G. (2019). A Comparison of Sex-Role Attitudes of Hearing and Deaf Young Men and Women. JADARA, 24(1). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol24/iss1/6