Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare a group of students who are deaf or hard of hearing and a matched sample of hearing students with regard to their degree of appreciation of cartoons. The participants were 73 students who are deaf or hard of hearing and a matched sample of hearing students. During the study, participants were presented with a packet of 14 discreet comics and asked to rank each comic on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from "extremely funny" to "not funny." Results indicated no significant difference by group in their overall ratings of the comics. A significant difference was found, though, between age groups and for gender. Younger participants and males found the comics more amusing. Possible reasons for the results are discussed and suggestions for intervention and future research are presented.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
pp. 373-378
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-11
Open Access
No
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