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A Survey Study of the Leisure Activities in Middle and High School Students with Hearing Disabilities

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2010, 11(3), pp.527-549
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

옥정달 1 Byeong Chen Yoon 1 Jang Soon Yoo 1 Ju-Young Woo 1

1나사렛대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the current participation and the preference of middle and high school students diagnosed with hearing disabilities(HD) in leisure activities and to provide basic information needed to develop leisure programs appropriate for them. For this purpose, 55 middle and high school students with HD who were enrolled in special education school participated in this survey study. The survey questionnaire comprised a total of 28 items including 3 items on general information and 25 items on leisure activities. A frequency analysis and a percentile analysis approaches were used to investigate the general information and the current participation and the preference in leisure activities. The major findings of this study were as follows. First, the participation of middle and high school students with HD in leisure activities was considerably limited. Second, participants indicated that they prefer to participate in various leisure activities beyond what they have been participating. The results of this study indicated the dire need for the development of various leisure activities for middle and high school students with HD and suggested future directions based on the research findings.

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