Finding Friends Online: Online Activities by Deaf Students and Their Well-Being
Date of Archiving2014
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Behavioural and educational sciences
Key wordsFriendship; well-being; deafness; social communication; internet; 2012-2013
Over 200 hearing, deaf and hard-of-hearing students (18-25 years) in both the Netherlands and the US filled in a questionnaire about their online activities, friendship quality of online, offline and mixed friendships and their well-being. Goal of the research project was to gain insights in the differences between online, mixed and offline friendship quality of deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents compared to hearing ones and its relation with their levels of well-being.