restricted access A Comparison of Hearing-Impaired and Normally Hearing Students on Locus of Control, People Orientation, and Study Habits and Attitudes

Previous research has demonstrated the relevance of various student aptitudes to instructional outcomes for hearing students. The purposes of the present work were: (a) to refine measures of locus of control, people orientation, and study habits and attitudes developed and/or adapted especially for hearing-impaired students and (b) to compare hearing-impaired students with normally hearing students on these measures. Results demonstrate reliable assessments of these aptitudes and reveal pedagogically important differences between normally hearing and hearing-impaired postsecondary students. These differences were consistent with expectations and theory and are discussed in terms of practical implications.