Research project: Social Capital Enablers & Barriers - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Research project: Social Capital Enablers & Barriers

27 Apr 2021

Participants required!

We are seeking university students who are:

  • deaf or hard of hearing, and
  • have a bilateral moderate to profound hearing loss, and
  • use spoken English as their primary mode of communication, and
  • are aged 18-23 years, and
  • are attending university in Australia

Social capital is the benefits derived from networks of relationships between people and groups of people. There are many documented benefits of social capital. Social capital has a potential buffering effect against negative outcomes for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This research will be conducted in two stages through interviews. Stage one of the research aims to investigate how high-achieving young adults who are deaf develop social capital. Stage two of the research aims to create intervention strategies that may assist practitioners in targeting the development of social capital with adolescents who are deaf.

Participants will receive a $75 Mastercard voucher after each interview in appreciation of the time required in assisting with this research.

If you meet the requirements listed above, please complete this brief survey.