Here is new citation of JSER articles.
Exploring the Relationship Between Deaf Identity Verification Processes and Self-Esteem
MJ Carter, DC Mireles - Identity, 2016
Michael J. Cartera* & Danielle C. Mirelesb
Published online: 06 May 2016
Past research has found that self-esteem in deaf individuals is predicted by variables such as the age they become deaf, the type of school they attend, whether they use sign language or another mode of communication, their parents’ hearing status, and their family’s socioeconomic status. This study applies identity control theory and examines the relationship between Deaf identity verification processes and self-esteem. The results show that, when controlling for variables known to relate to self-esteem, deaf individuals’ education and the degree of difficulty they have in verifying self-meanings in social situations are the only significant predictors of variance in self-esteem. The article discusses the study findings and considers the implications for identity control theorists and Deaf studies scholars.