Deaf and hard of hearing students' perspectives on bullying and school climate

Autor/a: Weiner, M.T., Day, S.J. y Galvan, D.
Año: 2013
Editorial: American annals of the deaf, Vol. 158, nº 3 (2013) pp. 334-343
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos


Student Perspectives reflect school climate. The study examined perspectives among deaf and hard of hearing students in residential and large day schools regarding bullying, and compared these perspectives with those of a national database of hearing students. The participants were 812 deaf and hard of hearing students in 11 U.S. schools. Data were derived from the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (), a standardized self-reported survey with multiple-choice questions focusing on different aspects of bullying problems. Significant bullying problems were found in deaf school programs. It appears that deaf and hard of hearing students experience bullying at rates 2–3 times higher than those reported by hearing students. Deaf and hard of hearing students reported that school personnel intervened less often when bullying occurred than was reported in the hearing sample. Results indicate the need for school climate improvement for all students, regardless of hearing status.